Sandy Koufax is considered one of Baseball historys greatest pitchers. He pitched twelve seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. Koufax, at age 36 in 1972, became the youngest player ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In just 12 seasons he would accomplish more than almost every Hall of Fame pitcher. Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur garnered national attention as an example of conflict between professional pressures and personal beliefs. This condolence card was sent to legendary sportswriter and author, Dick Schaaps family upon his death.
Koufax has written out in black pen, I didn't know Dick very well even though our paths crossed in the past. In the last few years we had the chance to get to know each other a little better.
I looked forward to the time for that to grow, I feel cheated that it didn't happen, but nowhere near what your family has lost of good man. He also signed his name in full on the adjoining page of the card. In addition to the card is a typed copy of a letter that Schaap wrote Koufax asking if he would sign these 5 posters of the Greatest Jewish American Athletes of the 20th Century. And also a picture of Koufax, Don Drysdale, and Schaap all posing together. Koufax is the toughest living Baseball to find in letter format.
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