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Sandy Koufax

Sandy KoufaxAKA Sanford Braun

Born: 30-Dec-1935
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [1]
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Three-time Cy Young Award winner

One of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. 165 wins, 87 losses, a 2.76 earned run average, 2,396 strikeouts, 40 shutouts, four no-hitters, one perfect game.


[1] Keith Olbermann, "Rupert Murdoch strikes out: With the Sandy Koufax gay rumor, the News Corp. synergy sewer finally overflows", Salon, 22 February 2003, citing a 19 December 2002 blind item in the New York Post which could only refer to Jane Leavy and Koufax, reading "Which Hall of Fame baseball hero cooperated with a best-selling biography only because the author promised to keep it secret that he is gay? The author kept her word, but big mouths at the publishing house can't keep from flapping." Additional details in Michael Bronski, "Sandy Koufax Outing Gets Another Inning", The Phoenix, 27 February 2003.

Father: Jack Braun (biological)
Mother: Evelyn Lichtenstein
Father: Irving Koufax (stepfather)
Sister: Edie (stepsister)
Wife: Anne Widmark (dau. of Richard Widmark, m. 1969, div. 1982)
Wife: (div.)

    High School: Lafayette High School, Brooklyn, NY
    University: University of Cincinnati (attended 1952-52, basketball scholarship)
    University: Columbia University

    NBC Sportscaster (1967-72)
    Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
    National League MVP 1963
    World Series MVP 1963
    Hickok Belt 1963
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1963
    World Series MVP 1965
    Hickok Belt 1965
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1965
    Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 1965
    Cy Young Award (1963, 1965, 1966)
    Baseball Hall of Fame 1972
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Arthritis

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Los Angeles Dodgers Special Advisor (2013-)
    Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Pitching Coast (1979-90)
    Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-66)
    Brooklyn Dodgers (1955-57)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (25-Jul-2010) · Himself


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