Monday, October 03, 2016

Box Score of the Week

Dodgers announcer Vin Scully wrapped up his legendary broadcasting career this past Sunday. Exactly 50 years earlier, Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax pitched the final regular season game of his career.


Steve Wulf of has the story:

It was the last game of the season, the second game of a doubleheader against the Phillies in Connie Mack Stadium, a game the Dodgers needed to win to get into the World Series, a game (Koufax) started on a moment's notice with just two days of rest. It was the last victory of his career.

"The situation was that the Dodgers needed to win one game of the doubleheader if the Giants won their game in Pittsburgh," Scully says. "What we didn't know was that Sandy had already decided this would be his last season. So you can imagine the pressure he must've felt."

Definitely read the whole thing. 


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