Born: December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Schools: Columbia University (New York, NY), University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1954.
Debut: June 24, 1955 (Age 19.176, 8,873rd in MLB history)
vs. MLN 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1955-1966
Last Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 30.276)
vs. PHI 9.0 IP, 7 H, 10 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER, W
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1972 (344/396 ballots).
View Sandy Koufax Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
About biographical information
Career Home Runs
For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for
). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have
Sandy Koufax: 2 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
1 go ahead
|Gms w/ this # = 0|
are not shown.
|1962 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|1||1||1||1||1962-06-13||LAD||@||MLN||Warren Spahn||ahead 1-0||t 5||1||---||1||9||1||0.122||74%||Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)|
|1963 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|2||2||1||1||1963-07-20||LAD||@||MLN||Denny Lemaster||behind 0-1||t 5||2||-23||3||9||1||0.392||75%||Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Walls Scores; Camilli Scores|
About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia
Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes
from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers
hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the
1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's
death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members.
David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership
of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable
database from the Society for American
Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the
intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.
For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has
been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have
complete play-by-play data.
There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not
agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to
reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the
Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.