Sandy Koufax is widely considered the best left-handed pitcher of all time—and his career lasted only twelve seasons! He joined the Brooklyn Dodgers (who became the Los Angeles Dodgers shortly afterward) in 1955 at age 19. In those early days, Koufax wasn't the dominating force on the mound that he would eventually become, largely due to some serious control issues with his powerful fastball. In 1958, he even had the dubious honor of leading the major leagues in wild pitches.
It wasn’t until the 1961 season that Koufax, determined to realize his full potential, finally turned into a true baseball superstar. He racked up 269 strikeouts that season en route to earning All-Star honors. Koufax was just getting started though. In 1963, he broke the 300 strikeouts mark for the first time, in addition to ending the season with a 25-5 record and a 1.88 ERA. Those numbers were enough to earn a Cy Young Award and National League MVP honors.
1965 was another banner year for the legendary Man with the Golden Arm. That season saw Koufax pitch a perfect game (Sept. 9), tally up an incredible 382 strikeouts, earn a second Cy Young Award, and pitch a shutout in Game 7 of the World Series. Few pitchers have ever enjoyed a better season.
Tragically, Koufax was forced to retire after the 1966 season (which brought a third Cy Young Award) due to an arthritic condition in the elbow of his throwing arm. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1972. The same year, Sandy Koufax's jersey number (32) was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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