Dodgers History

Koufax Ready for ’63

March 26, 1963 – In an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sandy Koufax allows six runs, including home runs by Roberto Clemente and Donn Clendenon, and strikes out nine batters in seven innings. Koufax missed most of the second half of the 1962 season due to circulatory problems in his left index finger. But Koufax will return to full strength and embark on a 25-win campaign during the 1963 season en route to the first of his three Cy Young Awards.