Zack Greinke is one of only three pitchers in major league history to win a Cy Young Award, a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove. 826 more words
Jewish-American baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax starred for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers before elbow arthritis forced an early retirement.
Born on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, Sandy Koufax signed by the hometown Brooklyn Dodgers, the hard-throwing left-hander was the most dominant pitcher in baseball until elbow arthritis forced an early retirement at age 30. 477 more words
With today being “Left-Handers Day”, I though it would be fun to make a Top 5 list of my personal favorite southpaws. Being a southpaw myself, in a family where it’s a dominant gene, the stereotype for lefties is our ability to be creative, have interesting styles of handwriting and for occasionally doing things “backwards”. 738 more words
Clayton Kershaw tied Sandy Koufax’s franchise record of six straight 200-strikeout seasons while tossing eight scoreless innings, and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 3-0 Wednesday night. 544 more words
I don’t think it’s been long enough to know how history will treat the career of Randy Johnson. It’s not like presidents, for whom we can require 50-100 years for proper perspective, but baseball players definitely need some time out of the spotlight so we can adjust our historical lenses. 792 more words