Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax will serve as special advisor to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chairman Mark Walter, including attending a portion of spring training to work with the team’s pitchers and consulting with the team throughout the year, the team announced today.
“I’m delighted to be back with the Dodgers,” said Koufax, who pitched for the team from 1955-66 and was a minor league pitching instructor from 1979- 1990.
“I’m looking forward to spending time with the team during spring training and to contributing in any way I can to help make the team a success for the fans of Los Angeles. Some of my most cherished memories came at Dodger Stadium.”
Koufax was the youngest player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, pitched a then-record four no-hitters, won three Cy Young Awards and received the National League’s MVP award for the 1963 season.
“The Dodgers are thrilled to have Sandy back with the organization,” team President and CEO Stan Kasten said. “Sandy’s experience and perspective will be invaluable as we endeavor to do everything in our power to bring the city of Los Angeles a World Series champion.”
Koufax is the Dodgers’ fourth special advisor to the chairman, joining former manager Tommy Lasorda, a fellow Hall of Fame member, Don Newcombe, who pitched for the Dodgers from 1949-58, and the pioneering orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe.