Sandy Koufax
Sandy Koufax
Celebrated Name: Sandy Koufax
Real Name/Full Name: Sanford Braun
Gender: Male
Age: 84 years old
Birth Date: December 30, 1935
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: American
Height: 1.88m
Weight: 95 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kimberly Francis (m. 1985–1998), Anne Koufax (m. 1969–1982), Jane Purucker Clarke
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Sandy Koufax Gay?: No
Profession: Former baseball player
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2020: $12 million
Last Updated: November 2020

Sandy Koufax is a famous American baseball player who played 12 seasons with LA Dodgers in MLB from the year 1955 to 1966. At the age of thirty-six, he became the youngest player to get elected for Basketball hall of fame. In baseball history, he has been named as greatest pitchers. From the year 1961 to 1966, his career was at a peak before he got arthritis. He has won several championships with his team and also won awards for his contribution to the field.

Maybe you know about Sandy Koufax very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Sandy Koufax’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

He was born on 30th December in the year 1935 in Brooklyn in New York in a Jewish family. He spent his childhood in Borough Park, and his parents were Jack Braun and Evelyn Braun. When he was just three, his parents got divorced, and his mother got remarried when he was nine. After the remarriage of his mother, his family shifted to Rockville center’s Long island suburb.

He used to go to Lafayette High school, and he was known for basketball at that time. School sports weren’t available at that time, and that’s why he started playing at the Community center. After school, he attended the University of Cincinnati.

Personal Life

He got married to Anne Widmark in the year 1969 and got divorced in 1982. Sandy Koufax got married to Kimberley Francis in the year 1985, but they took divorce in 1998. He got about Quinn O’Hara in the year 1966. In the year 1964, he was about Beverly Adams. In the year 2010, he got married to Jane Clarke Koufax. He has no children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 30 1935, Sandy Koufax is 84 years old as of today’s date 29th November 2020. His height is 1.88m tall, and his weight is 95kg.

Career

His professional career started in the year 1955 when he signed a contract of more than $4000 with Dodgers. On 24th June, in 1955, he made his major league debut against the team Milwaukee Braves. He had to face fall during his gaming career in the beginning, and that was the time when he got himself enrolled in Columbia University and took classes in Architecture.

He continued to work hard for the game, but he couldn’t do well for the first few years. In 1961 season, he came up with better conditions and stood out. The period of the year 1961 to 1964 was his domination years. In 1965, his arm got hemorrhage, and it made him play the game in pain. On 9th September in 1965, he became the 6th pitcher of the modern era and came upon the 8th number to throw perfect games with the left hand.

He throws the ball with over the top arm action, unlike other players who choose three-quarter motion. His velocity is higher, and it reduces the lateral movement on the pitch. He got retired from baseball in the year 1967 and signed a contract with NBC of 10 years worth $1 million to broadcast for SATURDAY GAME OF THE WEEK show. He quit after six years. In the year 1972, he got elected for Baseball hall of fame. He became a member of BASEBALL ASSISTANCE TEAM and currently works at that position only.

Awards & Achievements

He has won numerous awards in his career, and here you can peek into the major awards won by him in his gaming career:

  • Seven times All-Star champion
  • Four times World Series champion
  • Three times Cy Young award winner
  • Three Times triple crown winner
  • Five times NL ERA leader
  • Been a part of Major league baseball all-time team
  • Four times MLB Strikeout leader

So, these are the major awards won by him, and he has won 87 out of 165 matches with his team. The earned run average of him is around 2.76, with 2,396 strikeouts.

Net Worth & Salary of Sandy Koufax in 2020

Sandy Koufax Net Worth
Sandy Koufax Net Worth

The net worth of Sandy Koufax is around $12 million as of November 2020, which he has earned by working as a baseball player. He has earned money by playing with several teams and signing contracts with them. He has also earned money with advertisements.

Sandy Koufax is a famous baseball player who has achieved a lot of fame and name before his retirement. Even today, he is the inspiration of several players and will continue to inspire more youngsters. He has grown old, but the charm of this player will never fade off. He got married to Jane Clarke recently, but he has no biological children. He has earned a lot of money with games and advertisements, and now he lives a happy life with his wife.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sandy Koufax has made me prouder of any of my sports idols I have revered in my life ( and at 82 I have had quite
    a few ). I, too , am a Jewish kid from Brooklyn ( Bensonhurst ) and attended New Utrecht High School , where I was Brooklyn champion in the shot put ( 1957 ) and silver medalist in the city championships . I , too played basketball at the Jewish Community Center , a few years after Sandy played there . I loved baseball as a kid , and the Brooklyn Dodgers was MY team . Roger Kahn’s “The Boys of Summer “ was a fascination for me . When the Dodgers left Brooklyn I suffered depression for quite a while , and my only interest in baseball after they left for L.A. was Sandy Koufax . I was so proud when he sat out his chance to start the ‘65 World Series in order to observe the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur . Amazing class and personal integrity and courage . I brimmed with pride and still do thinking about the high quality of this fine human being ( and greatest pitcher the game has known ). Le Chaim , Sandy !

  2. For me, as well, Sandy Koufax was the only pro athlete, whom I ever idolized. I was a pitcher through college. With a smile to friends, I sometimes compare my pitching to Sandy’s, noting that we’re both Jewish, both born and raised in Brooklyn, both southpaws, both threw our fastball straight over the top, our sinking curveball the same, and we both had a high kick.
    Then I pause, and say, “And that, folks, is where the comparison ends!”
    He was the greatest ever and a gentleman to match. My dad took me to Yankee Stadium for the opener of the 1963 Series, Sandy against Whitey Ford. Sandy struck out the first five Yankees he faced, Kubek, Richardson, Maris, Mantle and Elston Howard, on his way to setting the then series record by striking out a total of 15. The “Bums” won 5-2 and won the series in four against the favored Yanks. Heaven!!

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