Thursday, June 25, 2009

Koufax is Still the Toast of the Town

Sandy Koufax rarely makes public appearance, but when he does come out he instantly becomes more popular than the President. Recently, he showed up at a Pro-AM golf tournament called the Traveller's Championship in Connecticut. Expectantly, he was surrounded by fans and collectors alike. From the Middletown Press:
He is as gracious as he was brilliant, but there were times Wednesday that the fans wanted a piece of him a little too much. He tried to humor a man who insisted that he take his lucky coin. When Koufax finished the second hole, as he walked over toward the gallery, he instructed them to be polite and orderly. When a couple of fans may have not been quite that, he shushed them.

After the round, I asked Koufax if the crowd’s over-exuberance got any better as the day went along. “You think it got any better?” he said with a twinkle in his eye. “No.”

Go read the rest as he talks about various charities he has been involved with.

Hat Tip: Sports Collectors Daily:

1 comment:

  1. i remember going to see the dodgers at fenway in 2004 and being so excited that koufax was there. seeing him and vin on the field was awesome.


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