LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax Baseball Art Painting
LA Dodgers Pitcher
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some 100 mph fastballs. Let’s have a cannon up there firing away. LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax was like having a clipper ship with guns mounted on the side blazing cannonballs at the opposing ships. When Koufax threw a fastball it lit up the crowd in the stadium. It was like Pirates of the
Sandy Koufax is considered one of the greatest pitchers ever to play the game. His nickname was "The Left Arm of God" or “Cannonball Koufax.” He played his entire career with the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers retiring in 1966 because of arthritis in his left elbow at age 30. As it has been said, “the barrel of his cannon got too hot.”
Sandy Koufax verses Mickey Mantle
Koufax had to face Mickey Mantel of the New York Yankees in the first game of the 1963 World Series, Dodgers verses Yankees — Koufax faces Mantle three times. Mantles first at-bat Koufax strikes out Mantle firing off the the cannons – ripping him apart with his fastballs.
About the Sandy Koufax Painting
The baseball art of Sandy Koufax painting by sports artist John Robertson is painted with acrylic inks on drafting film. The overall size is 11" x 14"