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From the Video Vault: Sandy Koufax at his Longest, Lithest, and Louchest

Every windup from UC Man Sandy Koufax was a work of art.

Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Sanford Koufax of Boro Park, Brooklyn was born on New Years Eve Eve, 1935.

He attended the University of Cincinnati in the 1953-1954 school year.

He pitched 31 innings for the Bearcats that spring.

He won 165 games for the Flatbush then Chavez Ravine Dodgers over the next twelve summers.

Everyone who ever paid my way into a baseball game told me he was the greatest pitcher there ever was.

Today's video vault proves my loved ones correct.

Look at the length, litheness, and louche-ness with which Sandy Koufax thrust forth from the mound with every pitch.

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