Baseball: Their Greatest Player-Los Angeles Dodgers
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
May 16, 2016 9:48am CST
Sandy Koufax still inspires awe even among young pitchers who were not alive when he was active. His exploits on the mound are legendary and Koufax is idolized by Randy Johnson and generations of pitchers. His 12- year career with the Dodgers was unusual. He came up with Brooklyn and moved to Los Angeles. Koufax was a disappointment his first six seasons as he was wild and erratic. Then he found control and the strike zone. Koufax put together the most dominating six seasons any pitcher has ever enjoyed: six-time All-Star, three Cy Young Awards, league MVP, World Series MVP and four no-hitters. His final season in 1966 saw 27-9, 1.70 era and 317 K's. Injury cut short his career at age 30 and one can only imagine what might have been. How intimidating was Koufax throwing over 100 mph: Willie Mays wanted the day off!
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