Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax autograph
Birthdate 12/30/1935
Death Date
Debut Year 1955
Year of Induction 1972
Teams Dodgers
Position Pitcher

Sandy Koufax led the National League in earned run average from 1962-1966 & won 111 games during that time. Those were his final 5 seasons.

In the collection:

Koufax smiles for the camera after getting the save for 21-year old pitcher Joe Moeller

Koufax smiles for the camera after getting the save for 21-year old pitcher Joe Moeller

Sandy Koufax shakes hands with 21-year old Joe Moeller after preserving the win for the young righty. The save was the seventh of Sandy’s career and was of the three-inning variety and came after Moeller scattered three hits over six innings. Moeller also signed the
Moeller recounts the thrill of having Koufax relieve him

Moeller recounts the thrill of having Koufax relieve him

Joe Moeller took the hill on May 24, 1964 to square off against Jim Bunning and the Phillies, at that point owners of the best record in the National League. The youngest Los Angeles Dodger starting pitcher at 19 just two years earlier, Moeller was outstanding. In a testament to how times have changed, manager Walt Alston turned
Moeller's road roommate and catcher Jeff Torborg recalls the shutout

Moeller's road roommate and catcher Jeff Torborg recalls the shutout

Jeff Torborg caught Sandy Koufax’s 1965 perfect game and served as his catcher for three seasons. He was Joe Moeller’s teammate for seven of Joe’s eight big league seasons. Here Torborg provides his own recollections of the game in which Moeller and Koufax combined for a shutout. “John R
Dodger Southpaws - a 1961 offering from Topps

Dodger Southpaws - a 1961 offering from Topps

In the collection is a 1961 Topps card featuring and signed by Dodger lefties Sandy Koufax and Johnny Podres. Koufax was one of the most dominant pitchers in the history of the game, but at at the time the card was released, his career record stood at 36-40. Podres, the former World Series MVP was a two time All Star with
Teammate Joe Moeller recalls Koufax no-no in vivid detail

Teammate Joe Moeller recalls Koufax no-no in vivid detail

Outstanding content from a man who was there: Joe Moeller was 21-years old when Sandy Koufax pitched the second of his four no-hitters. After the game, Koufax was interviewed at length about his gem and was the last to get on the bus, taking a seat next to Moeller. Here Moeller writes in vivid detai

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