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Sandy Koufax announces his retirement...

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November 19, 1966

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 19, 1966  Near the bottom of the front page is a two column head: "Koufax, Dodger Pitching Star, Retires Because of Ailing Arm" with subhead and photo.
Much more in the sport's section (page 39) with banner headline, a few photos and stats.
Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur garnered national attention as an example of conflict between professional pressures and personal beliefs.
Complete in 68 pages, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century