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Does religion trump the job?

Jewish people will not work on Saturday.

n 1965, Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in Game One of the World Series because it was Yom Kippur, a Jewish holy day. 206 more words

Bob Gibson and Perspective

There is no disputing the greatness of former St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Bob Gibson.

Additionally I recall fondly when starting pitchers finished games and the stories about Gibson and doing so are legendary. 205 more words

Sandy Koufax: 'I'm still part of the Dodgers ... see you Opening Day'

By Jon Weisman

Since it was revealed that Sandy Koufax no longer has an official, formal role with the Dodgers, there has been some concern. 177 more words

In case you missed it: Sandy salute

By Jon Weisman

Though the legendary Sandy Koufax no longer has a formal role with the Dodgers, as Ken Gurnick of MLB.com writes, that doesn’t mean he can’t stop by Camelback Ranch for a nice hello. 430 more words

Transactions

Pitching: Poetic Violence

Hall of Fame pitcher and three-time Cy Young winner Sandy Koufax once said, “Pitching is the art of instilling fear.”  I love these words.  Sandy’s career ended in 1966, 23 years before I was born.   1,761 more words

Baseball

For the Love of the Game

Ron Berger —

I share Mark Richardson’s interest in nonfiction baseball books (see Wise Guys, February 17, 2016) and thought I’d take the opportunity to also share a few that I’ve read over the last 14 years. 1,653 more words

Books

Thoughts watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Sally Field working with Robert Osborne on TCM’s The Essentials said it very well in hoping that actor Jack Nicholson appreciates the greatness and opportunity that manifested regarding he and his extraordinary performance in “one Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” now over 40 years ago. 267 more words