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Sandy Koufax    \KOE-facks\

Sanford Koufax (The Left Arm of God)
born Sanford Braun

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Schools: Columbia University (New York, NY), University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1954. (All Transactions)
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).

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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Sandy Koufax: 2 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs LHP2
High Lev1
Low Lev1
1 Opp
2 Pitchers
Warren Spahn1
Denny Lemaster1
1 Park
County Stad2
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
0 on1
2 on1
Any on1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
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'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. 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 2015, 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.