"Sanford "Sandy" Koufax" is a retired American baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career for the Los Angeles Dodgers/Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. He retired at the peak of his career, and in 1972 became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, aged 36 years and 20 days.
Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding seasons from to , before arthritis in his left elbow ended his career prematurely at age 30. He was named the National League's MLB Most Valuable Player award/Most Valuable Player in . He also won the 1963, , and 1966 Cy Young Awards by unanimous votes, making him the first three-time Cy Young winner in baseball history and the only one to win three times when the award was for all of baseball, not just one league. In each of his Cy Young seasons, Koufax won the triple crown (baseball)/pitcher's triple crown by leading the NL in win (baseball)/wins, strikeouts, and earned run average. Koufax's totals would also have led the American League in those seasons.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous athletes! More Sandy Koufax on Wikipedia.