Happy Birthday Sandy!

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    this will likely sound absurd to some of you
    but as good as kershaw is right now
    koufax was better
    but clayton still has a lot of time to change that...

    By David Brown | Big League Stew – Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:44 AM EST​

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    Happy 78th birthday to Sandy Koufax, made famous by his name being referenced in the film "The Big​
    Lebowski." All right, perhaps he made himself famous by winning three Cy Young Awards for the Los​
    Angeles Dodgers in the span of four seasons in the 1960s and retiring at age 30.​

    Koufax led the league in ERA from 1962 to 1966 and threw 31 shutouts in the final 150 starts of his​
    career. Many believe it was the most dominant stretch of pitching in history.​

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    In recent years, Koufax has served as an adviser and spring training instructor for the Dodgers, staying​
    involved just enough to make everyone happy.​


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    Unless Kershaw pitches us to a ring or two, it will never sound absurd.
     
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    well stated.
     
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    When Mickey Mantle steps back from the plate after a Koufax fastball and asks the ump 'How the hell am I supposed to hit that?!' it makes the Kershaw to Koufax comparisons more meaningful.

    I don't think we will ever see a pitcher as dominant over a 5-6 year span as Koufax. If Kershaw becomes that pitcher, I will worship him as my god.
     
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