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All Time LH Pitcher

Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax illustrates perfectly the importance of being patient with a young talent. Anyone looking at his first four years with the Dodgers would have a difficult time imagining the heights he would reach during his final four years. Compare the two tables below, and it may give fans hope for one of their team's pitching prospects.

1955 3.02  2  2  41.2  30
1956 4.91  2  4  58.2  30
1957 3.88  5  4 104.1 122
1958 4.48 11 11 158.2 131


1963 1.88 25  5 311.0 306
1964 1.74 19  5 223.0 223
1965 2.04 26  8 335.2 382
1966 1.73 27  9 323.0 317


Review of Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy


Manager Walter Alston
First Baseman Gil Hodges
Second Baseman Jackie Robinson
Third Baseman Ron Cey
Shortstop Pee Wee Reese
Left Fielder Tommy Davis
Center Fielder Duke Snider
Right Fielder Shawn Green
Catcher Roy Campanella
RH Pitcher Don Drysdale
LH Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Closer Ron Perranoski

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