Koufax, Sandy

Sanford Koufax
Born: December 30, 1935, Brooklyn, New York
Played For: 
Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-1966)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1972

After Sandy Koufax finally tamed his blazing fastball, he enjoyed a five-year stretch as perhaps the most dominating pitcher in the game's history. He won 25 games three times, captured five straight ERA titles and set a new standard with 382 strikeouts in 1965. His fastball and devastating curve enabled him to pitch no-hitters in four consecutive seasons, culminating with a perfect game in 1965. He posted a 0.95 ERA in four career World Series, leading the Dodgers to three championships.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Sandy Koufax attended the University of Cincinnati on a basketball scholarship, playing freshman basketball (and baseball) under legendary hoops coach Ed Jucker?
I can see how he won 25 games. What I don't understand is how he lost five.
Yogi Berra, in 1963