Koufax, Sandy : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Koufax, Sandy
Photograph Collection


Sandy Koufax. Black and white photo. Printed by Robert Riger. 1964

Source: The American Jewish Historical Society




Sandy Koufax. Home jersey with autograph inside collar. 1955

Source: The American Jewish Historical Society




Sandy Koufax delivers a pitch. 1963. Leigh Wiener, photographer. 8 x 10 silver gelatin print.

Source: Leslie Pollack collection




Sandy Koufax’s Topps rookie card (1955).

Source: Leslie Pollack collection




A 1954 letter from Irving Koufax to Brooklyn executive Al Campanis regarding Sandy's contract negotiations with the Dodgers.

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A letter from Dodger GM Bavasi to Koufax's legal representative acknowledging their 1966 contract agreement.

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A letter from William Hayes, the lawyer representing Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, to Dodger GM Buzzie Bavasi. This memo contains the terms of the two pitchers' contracts. In 1966, Koufax and Drysdale held out together, negotiating as a single entry to increase their leverage with the club.

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Page 2 of the 3/31/66 letter from William Hayes to Buzzie Bavasi reiterating the contractual terms agreed to on behalf of both Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale.

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A note from lawyer Bill Hayes to Dodger GM Buzzie Bavasi regarding a rider to Sandy Koufax's 1966 contract with the ballclub.

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A rider to Sandy Koufax's 1966 contract regarding his ability to protect his rights to his own likeness.

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Page 2 of a rider to Koufax's contract regarding his rights to the use of his own image.

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A copy of Sandy Koufax's first contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1954. He signed for the minimum salary -- the princely sum of six thousand dollars a year. Today, in 2001, shortstop Alex Rodriguez collects an annual salary of 25 million.

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Drawing of legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax, just as he was becoming the most dominant pitcher in baseball. In the lower left-hand corner is a drawing of a conversation between Koufax and Dodger catcher Norm Sherry, who advised the young hurler to throw more change-ups and concentrate on accuracy -- the advise turned Koufax's career around.

Source: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame




Picture of former Dodger great Sandy Koufax giving pointers to fellow southpaws, John Franco and Al Leiter of the New York Mets.

Source: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame




Collection of cards of Sandy Koufax, the best Jewish pitcher in history and one of baseball's all-time greats.

Source: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame




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