32 Days – Sandy Koufax

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Grand Openings

Sandy Koufax

April 14 will mark the 50th anniversary of Sandy Koufaxโ€˜s only Opening Day start in a Hall of Fame career, and today we celebrate No. 32 as the countdown continues to Dodgers vs. D-backs on March 22 in Sydney, Australia.

Sandy Koufax Sandy Koufax poses for a portrait in 1962. (Photo by Louis Requena/MLB Photos)

Don Drysdale had generally handled the Opening Day assignment for the Dodgers in that era of their 1-2 domination on the mound following the clubโ€™s move from Brooklyn. The big right-hander started on Opening Day in 1958-61, โ€™63 and โ€™65. Johnny Podres had started it in โ€™62, the first game at Dodger Stadium. For Koufax, โ€™64 was his turn and his time.

Koufax had been named Most Valuable Player of the 1963 World Series, leading the Dodgers to a sweep of the Yankees and then receiving a unanimous Cy Young Award as well as National Leagueโ€ฆ

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