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On this date Aug 27th, 1955 Sandy Koufax throws a two hitter in his 2nd ever major league start

Sandy Koufax is known mostly for what he accomplished from 1961 – 1966 as a Los Angeles Dodger. Every Dodger fan knows that he was a late bloomer, but I’m not sure how many know that before he blossomed as a Los Angeles Dodger he had one  incredible game for the Brooklyn Dodgers… 234 more words

Los Angeles Dodger History

A Fourth Cy for Sandy?

By Mark Langill

Clayton Kershaw has a chance at his third Cy Young Award in four years, which technically would match the feat of Hall of Fame left-hander Sandy Koufax, who won his awards in 1963, 1965 and 1966. 170 more words

History

No-Hitter Record Holders

On the list of individual accomplishments a pitcher seeks, pitching a no-hitter is near the top. For not one ball to sneak by the defense for a clean hit is truly something to marvel at. 507 more words

Statistics

The effect of injury on elite players

The debate about Hall of Fame worthiness is as healthy now as it’s ever been. As fans are provided with more statistics that illuminate certain aspects of value (here’s looking at you, WAR) and fantastic sites like Baseball Reference have all the information available a click away, within 24 hours of a game finishing, the fire is fueled for some healthy discussion. 901 more words

Baseball

Bryan Cranston Finally Got To Meet His Childhood Hero, Los Angeles Dodgers Legend Vin Scully

You might remember back about a year ago when Bryan Cranston did a Reddit AMA and was asked who his heroes were growing up in L.A. 294 more words

Sports

Happy Left-handers Day!

I only found out it was national left-handed day twenty minutes ago.  I didn’t even know lefties had a day.  It should be noted that as a fellow south paw, I plan on honoring some of my favorite lefties today.   523 more words

As Clayton Kershaw makes his 200th start, what the Sandy Koufax comparisons mean

By Jon Weisman

Clayton Kershaw makes the 200th start of his Major League career tonight.

In Major League history, two pitchers have made 199 starts with an park/era-adjusted ERA (ERA+) … 597 more words

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