Baseball Legend Sandy Koufax to be Honored with Statue at Dodger Stadium

Joining fellow Hall of Fame Legend Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax will receive a bronze statue at Dodger Stadium later this year during the MLB season.

Announced Monday by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the unveiling will happen on June 18th before the team hosts the newly named Cleveland Guardians. The first 40,000 fans will receive a replica statue.

The statue was originally scheduled to be unveiled in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed to a later date.

Koufax, now 86 years old, will have his likeness enshrined near his late teammate Jackie Robinson in the center-field plaza. The statue will be sculpted by Branly Cadet, the same creator of the Robinson statue which was unveiled back in April of 2017.

Sandy Koufax was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 at age 36, making him the youngest player to enter the Hall. He had a career record of 165-87 and a 2.67 ERA (earned run average), as well as 2,396 strikeouts, 137 complete games and 40 shutouts. He was the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to throw four no-hitters, including a perfect game. Koufax’s career spanned over 12 years. Additional accolades include being a member of World Series Champion teams in 1955, ’59, ’63 and ’65. He was a three-time Cy Young winner and a two-time World Series MVP

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