MLB 1960s Trivia Facts
Koufax of the Dodgers won his first Cy Young in 1963. Two more would follow in 1965 and 1966. This was when only one Cy Young Award was awarded Major League Baseball wide. Koufax retired after the 1966 season with his 27-9 record due to elbow problems. His career record over 12 seasons was 165-87. Sandy also threw for three Triple Crowns, won one season MVP Award along with two World Series MVPs. In 1967 the award was presented to the greatest pitcher in each league.
Between 1959 and 1962, there were two All Star Games played each season. The second game was intended to raise money for the players' pension funds, as well as for other causes.
The MLB year 1963 was definitely unique in terms of numbers. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax and New York Yankees catcher Elston Howard each won their respective league’s Most Valuable Player Award trophies that year. Both players wore the number 32. Ironically, the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award winner that year, Jim Brown, also wore the number 32.
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