April 1, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers former player Sandy Koufax get the ball from manager Don Mattingly (8) to to throw out the first pitch before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Hall Of Famer Sandy Koufax Hit In Head at Los Angeles Dodgers’ Camp, Is Fine


A scary moment occurred this morning at Camelback Ranch, the home of the Dodgers’ Spring Training, when Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was struck in the head by a batting practice line drive.

A couple of thoughts. First, Koufax is one of the finest pitchers of all-time and is a Dodger great. It would have been absolutely horrible to say anything happen to such a wonderful person. Second, WHAT A BOSS! He got struck in the head by a foul ball and stood on his feet. That’s a Happy Gilmore type move. Amazing. Third, it’s great to see that Andre Ethier, who hit the foul ball that struck Koufax, can hit lefties. Too far?

Hernandez has since followed up on this story and reports that Koufax is just fine and is walking around the facility with a smile on his face. Koufax, 78, has been a regular at Dodgers’ Spring Training since the Guggenheim Baseball Partners purchased the Dodgers. Hopefully Mr. Koufax is completely fine and continues to work with the Dodger pitchers during Spring Training.

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