“There are two times in my life the hair on my arms has stood up,” Dodgers general manager Al Campanis once recalled. “The first time I saw the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the first time I saw Sandy Koufax throw a fastball”

When Koufax Made a Pitch for Jews Everywhere
by Carl M. Cannon
November 19, 2019

Fifty-three years ago today, the most famous rabbi in America announced his retirement. He had been suffering for years from arthritis and the pain became just too debilitating, he explained. People mourned the announcement. At 30 years old, he seem too young to be hanging it up. Then again, Sandy Koufax wasn’t really a rabbi. He was a major league baseball player — perhaps the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time — and an icon to Jewish kids (and not only kids) all over this country. READ MORE

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