Willie Mays of the Giants, with 52HRs and 112 RBI, is named National League Most Valuable Player. Mays has 224 votes to 177 for Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers, who had a 2.04 ERA, won 26 games, and struck out 382.
Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the 2nd-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues.
Ramon Martinez, 22, strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves in a 2-0 Los Angeles Dodgers win. He ties Sandy Koufax’s club record and is one short of the N.L. mark. Interestingly, he struck out no one in the ninth inning.
The BBWAA elects Sandy Koufax (344 votes), Yogi Berra (339), and Early Wynn (301) to the Hall of Fame. Koufax makes it in his first try and, at 36, is the youngest honoree in history. He won three Cy Young awards in a four-year span when the honor was only given to one pitcher for both leagues. Berra played in 14…
Happy birthday to Sandy Koufax, one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, who was born on this day in 1935 (82 years ago). He is born in Brooklyn, and will go on to pitch for the hometown Dodgers. He pitched to a 9-10 record after being signed as a bonus baby, but his career exploded a few years after…
Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers announces his retirement, due to increasing pain in his arthritic left elbow. The southpaw will enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 and became the youngest player ever elected to Hall.
Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the second-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues.