Sandy Koufax Bio
Sandy Koufax is an American former left-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball. He is best known as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. At the age of 15, he joined a local youth baseball league where his skills for baseball were discovered. when he was 17 years old he got recruited to pitch for Coney Island Sports League.
Sandy Koufax Age
He was born in Brooklyn New York and was raised in Borough Park. Koufax was born on 30 December 1935 and he is currently 87 years old as of 2022.
Sandy Koufax Height
The former American left-handed pitcher stands at a height of 1.8 meters. He weighs 95 kilograms.
Sandy Koufax Family
He comes from a Jewish family line. His parents were Evelyn and Jack Braun who later separated when Sandy was three years old. Evelyn got remarried to Irving Koufax and they moved to the Long Island Suburb of Rockville Centre.
Sandy Koufax Education
He went to Lafayette Highschool where he played basketball for the local community center team. Koufax then attended the University of Cincinnati where he earned a partial scholarship and made the college baseball varsity team.
Sandy Koufax Career
In 1963, Koufax was the first left-handed pitcher since 1904 to strike out 300 batters. In addition, Koufax won the Cy Young Award in1963 and won The Tripple Crown Award in 1966. Moreover, he was the first major league pitcher to launch four no-hitters and was named the World Series MVP.
Sandy Koufax Wife
In 1969 he married Anne Widmark, the daughter of actor, Richard Widmark. The marriage was short-lived as the couple divorced in 1982. He then married Kimberly Francis in 1985 and divorced in 1998. However, he did not have any children from these marriages. Finally, he married his third wife, Jane Dee Purucker Clarke, who was a college sorority sister of First Lady Laura Bush.
Sandy Koufax Salary
The left-handed baseball player reportedly signed a $70,000 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sandy Koufax Net Worth
Koufax is an American former baseball player. The retired professional baseball player has a net worth of $10 million.