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Remember when: Twins play first World Series game

Fifty years ago -- Oct. 6, 1965 to be precise -- the Minnesota Twins played in their first World Series game. The Twins hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1, which pitted Minnesota's Mudcat Grant against L.A.'s Don Drysdale, who was filling in for Sandy Koufax, who was sitting out due to the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur falling on that date. While Los Angeles struck first on a second...
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Sandy Koufax And The Yom Kippur Debacle

October 6, 1965. Yom Kippur night. It just so happened that game one of the 1965 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins fell on this night at Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota with nearly 48,000 people in the stands. They were all waiting to see Dodgers starter Sandy Koufax, but what they got instead was Don Drysdale. What the heck was manager Walter...
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Hilarious Cubs Twitter Account Loses Mind As Cole Hamels Throws No-Hitter

Cole Hamels made history Saturday at Wrigley Field when he became the first pitcher to no-hit the Chicago Cubs since Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game against the team in 1965. The Chicago Cubs had recorded a hit in 7,920 consecutive games — or nearly 50 years — entering Saturday, the longest streak in Major League baseball history. One rabid Cubs fan devoted to bringing awareness...
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s dominance of steroid era compares favorably to baseball’s best

Pedro Martinez takes his place among the greatest players off all-time Sunday when he’s inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Martinez, who spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Red Sox, obviously is among the most dominant pitchers in the history of the game. We decided to take a look at just how dominant Martinez was in his era compared to other legendary...
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pete Rose receives ovation from crowd at ASG

Pete Rose certainly is not the most beloved sports figure out there, but in his hometown of Cincinnati, he just might be. The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park, and before Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax tossed out the ceremonial first pitch, the league announced its 30 “Franchise Four” groupings — a team-by-team...
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yom Kippur: The day Sandy Koufax said he wouldn’t start a World Series game

Tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews. In honor of this very solemn holiday, where Jews spend the day in synagogue asking for atonement for the sins of the past year, I am going to do my annual post on Sandy Koufax. Among Jews, he is remembered as more than a great pitcher because of what he did, or more accurately, didn’t do on Yom Kippur...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome archival footage from 1965 All-Star Game surfaces

In 1965, Minnesota hosted its first All-Star Game. Tonight, the state hosts its third midsummer classic. MLB released some archival footage of that 1965 game, which features a number of Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Sandy Koufax. It’s really an awesome piece of history, and I love that MLB keeps dangling these historical...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sandy Koufax Hit In Head By Line Drive At Dodgers Spring Training (Photo)

Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Andre Ethier at Los Angeles Dodgers spring training camp in Arizona on Friday. Sandy Koufax hit in the head by a foul ball.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 21, 2014 Koufax was standing near the bullpen when the foul ball struck him, and although he suffered a...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax bloodied after Andre Ethier foul ball drills him in the head (photo)

Sandy Koufax hit in the head by a foul ball. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 21, 2014 Sandy Koufax, Hall of Famer and beloved Dodgers legend who played his entire career with the team — in Brooklyn and then in L.A. — was injured on Friday when a foul ball off the bat of […]The post Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax bloodied after Andre Ethier...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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