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Sandy Koufax to miss the first World Series game due to Yom Kippur...
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October 03, 1965
THE DETROIT NEWS, October 3, 1965 On the same day newspapers reported the Los Angeles Dodgers claiming the National League Pennant on the back of Sandy Koufax, page 7-D featured: "Holiday Offers Baseball Problem," which tells of Koufax deciding to not pitch the first game of the World Series because it was scheduled to fall on Yom Kippur.
Although the article states it really isn't a big deal, his missing the first game would mean he would not be available to pitch 3 times if the series took 7 games unless he pitched with only 2 days rest. In the end, he did pitch game 7 on only two days of rest. He won the game and was named the Series MVP. See the images for details.
The issue is believed to be complete but is being sold for the content described. Good condition.
Category: The 20th Century