Old Time Ball Photo of the Day – The Days Before Dr. James Andrews


Sandy Koufax

Career Record
165 – 87 2.76 ERA 2396 Strikeouts

A hall of fame career all but wrapped up by the age of 30 thanks to an arthritic elbow. Sandy Koufax threw for over 300 innings 3 times (311, 335, 323) in a remarkable 4 seasons during his unprecidented 5 year run from 1961-66, a run that would see him win 3 Cy Young Awards.

Seen here towards the end of his career icing his left elbow in a bucket of ice, a common sight in the Dodgers training room. The days before orthoscopic surgery where ice, heat and “rubbin’ a lil dirt on it” cured all aches and pains.

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