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  • Sandy Koufax's refusal to pitch on Yom Kippur still resonates

    09/22/2015 1:39:46 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jim Caple
    Half a century ago, when Los Angeles Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax chose not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series against the Minnesota Twins because it fell on Yom Kippur, Elliot Strom was a 15-year-old baseball fan in Toronto. After attending services that morning, Strom, who acknowledges that at the time he "wasn't the best synagogue attender in the world," told his father he planned to stay home that afternoon and watch the World Series on TV rather than return for late services. This did not go over well. "My father was very unhappy with me,'' Strom recalls....
  • Sandy Koufax Chose His Faith Over The World Series And Won It All

    10/04/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 4, 2014 | Chris Greenberg
    On the field, Sandy Koufax wasn't just any baseball player. Off the field, he wasn't viewed that way either. The Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just remembered by baseball fans as "the man with the golden arm," but is revered by his Jewish admirers as "the left arm of God" for his talent as well as the public observance of his faith, most notably during the 1965 World Series. A legendary left-handed pitcher who spent his entire career with the Dodgers, Koufax dominated batters like few ever have, atop mounds in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- as well as just...
  • Sandy Koufax Gets Nailed By An Ethier Foul Ball

    02/21/2014 5:35:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    GLENDALE, Ariz. ( – Los Angeles Dodgers great Sandy Koufax was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Andre Ethier during batting practice.Koufax was standing in the bullpen down the third base line when he was hit Friday. The 78-year-old was struck on the forehead, but told reporters as he walked off the field that he was fine.
  • A Brief, Brilliant Career: Why we can’t forget Sandy Koufax.

    10/03/2011 4:59:47 PM PDT · by rhema · 66 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1-/3/11 | David G. Dalin
    For five memorable seasons, Sandy Koufax dominated baseball as no other major league pitcher ever had before. From 1962 to 1966, Koufax led the National League in earned run average, the only pitcher ever to do that. At the same time, he compiled a record of 111-34, a winning percentage of .766, that has never been equaled. Koufax led the National League in wins, ERA, and strikeouts for three consecutive seasons. He pitched 4 no-hitters, including a perfect game. In 1963, he threw 11 shutouts, more than any other pitcher has since in one season. In 1965, he went 26-8...
  • Koufax is still blowing us away

    09/06/2009 12:03:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2009 | Dick Heller
    "On the scoreboard in right field, it is 9:46 p.m. in the City of the Angels, Los Angeles, California. And a crowd of 29,139 [has seen] the only pitcher in baseball history to hurl four no-hit, no-run games. ... And now he caps it. On his fourth no-hitter, he made it a perfect game." The date was Sept. 9, 1965, and it seemed appropriate that Vin Scully, the best baseball broadcaster since World War II, was telling the world that Sandy Koufax, the most dominant pitcher of that period, had achieved the ultimate...
  • My evening with Sandy Koufax

    12/21/2006 7:05:19 AM PST · by rhema · 96 replies · 2,058+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 21, 2006 | Larry Elder
    When you greatly admire a famous person, someone once said, avoid meeting him. Otherwise, prepare yourself for disappointment. Whoever said that never met Sandy Koufax, the great former pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the seventh grade, at age 12, I entered a poetry contest held at my Los Angeles junior high school. I wrote about my favorite player: Koufax is on the mound, The game has just begun. He gets a sign from the catcher And, zoom, strike one. Not exactly Robert Frost, so I'll spare you the rest of the poem. But after winning, I immediately sent...
  • The Mainstream Media Queers Marriage

    03/03/2004 10:44:38 AM PST · by mrustow · 47 replies · 1,186+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 3 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Since Watergate, establishment American journalists have taken as their first commandment, Marx’ eleventh and last thesis on Feuerbach: “Philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways, but the point is to change it.”Marx was calling for revolutionary action. Today’s pampered, pc journalists engage instead in radical misrepresentation, act as mouthpieces for their revolutionary allies, and silence their opponents. And so it is, with radical homosexuals’ attempt to destroy, or as they would say, “transform,” civilization through its most fundamental institution, marriage. And the mainstream media have signed on to the program.On Thursday, February 26, WNBC-TV’s 11 p.m. news devoted...
  • The Media's Gay Mafia "Queers" the News

    07/06/2003 9:05:02 AM PDT · by mrustow · 96 replies · 2,663+ views
    Middle American News/A Different Drummer ^ | July, 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    In their quest to "queer" America, radical homosexual activists in the media destroy lives, as they manipulate the principle of privacy, and make war on traditional masculinity, sports, and even the truth. In late April, Sen. Rick Santorum (R, Pa.) got a taste of what awaits anyone who opposes the gay agenda. After explaining to Associated Press reporter Lara Jakes Jordan (who is married to Sen. John Kerry’s (D, Ma.) campaign manager, Jim Jordan) his opposition to any pro-gay laws or court rulings that might weaken the family, gay activists demanded that Santorum resign. But the Santorum case was only...
  • Major-league overreaction (MAJOR LEAGUE BARF ALERT)

    02/23/2003 10:57:15 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 212+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 23, 2003 | CAROL SLEZAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Which Hall of Fame baseball hero cooperated with a best-selling biography only because the author promised to keep it secret that he is gay? The author kept her word, but big mouths at the publishing house can't keep from flapping.'' The above gossip appeared Dec. 19 in the New York Post. Yeah, I missed it, too. But Sandy Koufax caught it and thought the item was referring to him. His biographer, Jane Leavy, also saw it and thought the item was referring to Koufax and her. On Friday, the Post said it was sorry. ''The author has denied making any...
  • Koufax Shuts Out Dodgers

    02/21/2003 11:49:27 AM PST · by GeneD · 52 replies · 411+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/21/2003 | Jason Reid
    February 21, 2003 VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, whose brilliance on the mound captivated fans in the 1960s and defined the Dodgers' greatest era in Los Angeles, has severed ties with the club in protest of another News Corp. subsidiary. Koufax, a very private man who established a standard for pitching excellence in four of the most dominant seasons in the game's history from 1963-66, recently informed the Dodgers he would no longer attend spring training here at Dodgertown, visit Dodger Stadium or participate in activities while they are owned by the media conglomerate, because...
  • John Roseboro, RIP: Forgiveness Incarnate

    08/20/2002 9:09:23 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 16 replies · 616+ views
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball ^ | 20 August 2002 | yours, truly
    John Roseboro, RIP: Forgiveness Incarnate by Jeff Kallman What should we call it when a decent baseball player, probably thrice as decent a man, is remembered best for a desperate sprawl to avoid having his head split further open, his ordinarily warm face pushed back into a contortion of cold agony? Call it disproportionate, call it unfair, and call it as distorted in the retelling as it was in its actual ignition and action."The thing I'm remembered for most is the Juan Marichal incident," wrote John Roseboro, to begin his 1978 autobiography. "It's too bad, because a ballplayer would like...