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Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax (Baseball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 30, 1935.) A product of Lafayette High School, Sanford Koufax preferred basketball to baseball and really wanted to be an architect. Koufax earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. Brooklyn signed him for a $14,000 bonus and he wound up at Ebbets Field in 1955 thanks […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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