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.
Sandy Koufax was hit in the head by a batting practice line drive. He suffered a forehead cut but remained on his feet.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 21, 2014
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?
Sandy Koufax hit in the head by a foul ball. pic.twitter.com/MYrRFm0lgk
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 21, 2014
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.