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Reason Sandy Did Not Pitch #1/’65 W.S. Not Cited—Ooy or worse?

October 23, 2020

The words from Joe Garagiola were “as expected the starters for game 1 of the 1965 World Series are Don Drysdale for the Dodgers and Jim “Mudcat” Grant for the Minnesota Twins.

There was no explanation, at least none in the pre game comments as to why Dodgers’ ace Sandy Koufax (Don was no slouch, having won 23 games, but clearly Sandy would have been the game 1 starter) was not the game 1 starter.

The reason was that Sandy decided not to pitch as game 1 fell on Yom Kippur. It is interesting, as Artie Johnson Might say “verrry,” that the reason Koufax was not pitching is not cited, at least not at the “top” pf the broadcast.

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