Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-1966)
1959 World Series, 1963 World Series, 1965 World Series, 1966
Yes, 1959, 1963, and 1965 Dodgers.
All-Star (6): 1961-1966; National League MVP 1963; National League
Cy Young Award (3): 1963, 1965, 1966; World Series MVP 1963, 1965;
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972, his first year of eligibility.
League Debut: June 24, 1955
Koufax threw four no-hitters, including a perfect game in 1965...
August 27, 1955: Dodger bonus baby Koufax fans 14 Redlegs in a
7-0 win, as the two-team total of 23 strikeouts ties a record...
June 22, 1959: Koufax fans 16 Phillies, to set a new record for
a night game, and wins 6-2... August 31, 1959: Koufax breaks Dizzy
Dean's NL mark and ties Bob Feller's major-league record of 18
strikeouts in a game against the Giants as 82,974 fans watch.
He also totals 31 Ks for two consecutive games to set a new ML
mark. September 6, 1959: Koufax runs his streak to 41 strikeouts
in three games, for another ML record... September 15, 1961: With
10 strikeouts in an 11-2 win against the Braves, Koufax has 243
strikeouts, most ever for a NL lefty... September 27, 1961: Koufax
fans seven Phils in the course of a 2-1 win to set a NL record
for strikeouts in a season with 269. This surpasses Christy Mathewson's
267 in 1903, which was accomplished in 367 innings pitched, as
opposed to Koufax's remarkable 255. April 24, 1962: Koufax ties
the modern ML record he shares with Feller by fanning 18 Cubs
in nine innings... October 2, 1963: In the World Series opener,
Koufax fans the first five Yankee batters he faces en route to
a WS record 15... April 18, 1964: Koufax fans the side on nine
pitches in the 3rd inning, becoming the first pitcher to do it
twice... October 2, 1965: Koufax's 2-1 win against the Braves
clinches the NL pennant for the Dodgers. With 13 strikeouts, Koufax
ups his modern ML single season record to 382... September 29,
1966: Koufax pitches a four-hitter, beats the Cards 2-1, and becomes
the first ML pitcher to achieve a third 300-strikeout season since
Amos Rusie in 1890-92.
The left-hander went 26-8, with a 2.04 ERA, eight shutouts, and
27 complete games. Koufax set a major league record with 382 strikeouts.
Some experts have speculated that had Koufax not been forced to
retire due to arm ptoblems, he would have topped 300 victories
and 4,500 strikeouts.