Sandy Koufax

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By The Numbers: A Closer Look Into The Man With The Golden Arm

In his 12-season career with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966, Sandy Koufax made a name for himself as one of the best in the business.

01/16/2013

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama (file/credit: Ethan Miller/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silverman: Think U.S. Presidents And Major Sporting Events Don’t Mix? Think Again

Election Day is not usually about sports, but it’s time to credit our past presidents for the biggest sports events that occurred during their times in office.

11/06/2012

Johan Santana of the New York Mets pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 30, 2012. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Santana Throws Masterpiece, Mets Blank Dodgers 5-0

The Mets extended their winning streak to four behind Johan Santana’s brilliant eight innings of shutout ball. They defeated the Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday.

06/30/2012

Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz, Jeff Wilpon (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mets Owners, Madoff Trustee Settle Case For $162 Million

A last-minute deal ended a lawsuit that could have cost ownership control of the Mets. It was a $162 million settlement over claims the owners wrongly profited from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.

03/19/2012

Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax (L) sits in a suite with New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sandy Koufax On Bernard Madoff – Mets Trial Witness List

Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is among witnesses scheduled to testify at a trial next week to determine if the New York Mets’ owners must give up millions of dollars they received from jailed financier Bernard Madoff.

03/13/2012

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Coleman: Fireballer Matt Harvey Stealing The Show At Mets Camp

Matt Harvey stole the show once again on Friday. The young pitcher, whom Sandy Koufax was looking to meet at Mets camp the other day, retired all six Atlanta batters he faced.

03/10/2012

Juan Marichal is honored during a pregame ceremony honoring former Giants All-Stars and current Hall of Famers before the game against the San Diego Padres on the Opening Day of Major League Baseball on April 4, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Juan Marichal – The Dominican Dandy

Juan Marichal, also known as the Dominican Dandy, was tremendous pitcher of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Sadly, we don’t hear much about him..

11/10/2011

Willie Mays, left, of the San Francisco Giants, and the Yankees' Mickey Mantle check over their lineups before the start of All Star baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, October 12, 1958.

By The Numbers: The Best I Ever Saw … How About You?

But are the “Champions” necessarily the best team? I still have nightmares about Pittsburgh’s Bill Mazeroski hitting that home run off Ralph Terry in Game Seven of the 1960 World Series. The Yankees were better, but the Pirates were the champs!

10/18/2011

The Mets of 1969, preserved on tape by an upstate NY man. (AP Photo)

Library Of Congress Gets NY Man’s Yankees, Mets Recording Trove

The Library of Congress has obtained about 10,000 complete radio broadcasts of baseball games involving the Dodgers, Yankees, Giants and Mets recorded over more than 20 years by an upstate New York man.

WFAN–03/10/2011

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Capuano Showing Progress Under Koufax

Chris Capuano is showing that he’s a quick study under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. In his spring training debut, the newly acquired left-hander worked three innings and gave up one run on three hits Sunday.

WFAN–02/27/2011

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Coleman’s Corner: Beltran’s Position

One day after the possible new Mets center fielder rolled into camp, Carlos Beltran came to town to report for work.

WFAN–02/20/2011

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By The Numbers: Rare Magic Numbers And The Hall Of Fame

Should a ballplayer be automatically given a plaque because he attains certain milestones, and if a player doesn’t reach them, should he only be allowed to enter the Hall of Fame as a visitor?

WFAN–11/29/2010