Sandy Koufax

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Sandy Koufax only played 12 years in the majors from 1955-1966. He never won more than 11 games in a year until 1961. At the age of 30, he retired after arguably his best season in which he went 27-9 with a 1.73 ERA. He finished his career with 165–87 record with a 2.76 ERA, 2,396 strikeouts, 137 complete games, and 40 shutouts.

  • 7× All-Star (1961, 1961², 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
  • 4× World Series champion (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965)
  • 3× Cy Young Award winner (1963, 1965, 1966) (Only 1 award was given in the entire MLB)
  • 1963 NL MVP
  • 2× World Series MVP (1963, 1965)
  • 4× NL TSN Pitcher of the Year (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
  • 2× Babe Ruth Award (1963, 1965)
  • 3× Triple Crown winner (1963, 1965, 1966)
  • 1966 Hutch Award
  • Pitched four no-hitters
  • Pitched a perfect game on September 9, 1965
  • Los Angeles Dodgers #32 retired
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team

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