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Ex-Dodgers great Sandy Koufax OK after blow to head

GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Retired Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax says he's fine after being hit in the head with a line drive during a Los Angeles Dodgers spring training session.
Sandy Koufax likes what he sees in Puig, Kershaw

Sandy Koufax likes what he sees in Puig, Kershaw

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles baseball great has taken a look at two young Dodgers players, and he likes what he sees.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Tigers' Max Scherzer claim Cy Youngs

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Tigers' Max Scherzer claim Cy Youngs

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer Wednesday claimed Major League Baseball's 2013 Cy Young awards.
MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander did not allow a hit until the seventh inning Thursday while earning Detroit a berth in the AL Championship Series with a 3-0 win over Oakland.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 4, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw hurled seven shutout innings Saturday, striking out 10 in leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego 4-0.

NFL player finds football sometimes collides with Jewish faith

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz says it's sometimes difficult to balance the requirements of football with the demands of Judaism.

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Sandy Koufax rejoins Dodgers as adviser

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax has rejoined the Los Angeles Dodgers as a special adviser to Chairman Mark Walter, the team said Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
By United Press International

MLB: Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 0

DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander narrowly missed what would have been the third no-hitter of his career Friday while carrying Detroit to a 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.
By United Press International
Clayton Kershaw wins National League Cy Young Award

Clayton Kershaw wins National League Cy Young Award

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitching ace Clayton Kershaw Thursday was named the 2011 National League Cy Young Award winner.
Sandy Koufax an alleged Madoff victim

Sandy Koufax an alleged Madoff victim

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Pitching great Sandy Koufax and Bernard Madoff's defense lawyer were on a list of potential victims released Thursday in bankruptcy court in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 30, 3008.
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NYP2003022202 - NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax announced on Feb. 21, 2003 that he has severed his four decade relationship with the Dodgers because of a New York Post gossip item suggesting that he is gay. The move is aimed more so at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. which owns the New York Post and the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Post plans on Feb. 22, 2003 to run a apology in its Page Six column. jg/ep/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Sanford "Sandy" Koufax (pronounced /ˈkoʊfæks/; born Sanford Braun, December 30, 1935) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball . He played his entire 12-year baseball career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-1966). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, the youngest former player to receive that honor.

Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding seasons from 1961 to 1966, before arthritis ended his career at age 30. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1963. He also won the 1963, 1965, and 1966 Cy Young Awards by unanimous votes, making him the first 3-time Cy Young winner in baseball history. In each of his Cy Young seasons, Koufax won the pitcher's triple crown by leading the NL in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average. Koufax's totals would also have led the American League in those seasons.

Koufax was the first major leaguer to pitch four no-hitters (including the eighth perfect game in baseball history). Despite his comparatively short career, Koufax's 2,396 career strikeouts ranked 7th in history as of his retirement, trailing only Warren Spahn (2,583) among left-handers. Retiring at the peak of his career, he became, at age 36 and 20 days, the youngest player ever elected to the Hall of Fame.

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