Dodgers Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax has returned to the organization to take a position as a special adviser to chairman Mark Walter.
Koufax will spend the a good portion of Spring Training helping the eight pitchers that the Dodgers will be taking.
Koufax, 77, is arguably one of the best pitchers in baseball history; all despite retiring at the ripe age of 30.
He held a 165-87 record (.655 winning percentage) and a 2.76 ERA.
This marks the second former Dodger player that will work within the organization, as Koufax joins the team’s bunting instructor, Maury Wills.
“I’m delighted to be back with the Dodgers,” Koufax said. “I’m looking forward to spending time with the team during Spring Training and to contributing in any way I can to help make the team a success for the fans of Los Angeles. Some of my most cherished memories came at Dodger Stadium.”
Many fans and writers have compared Koufax to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
That said it will be exciting to see what the two can do together on a more regular basis.