Sanford “Sandy” Koufax, born in Sanford Braun, December 30, 1935. A former left-handed baseball pitcher who played his entire 12-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-66). 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 prematurely 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