Sandy Koufax will be receiving a statue outside Chavez Ravine as part of the new renovations ahead of the 2020 All-Star Game that will be hosted in Los Angeles next season.
The Jackie Robinson statue will move to center field. A Sandy Koufax statue will be erected there next year, Kasten announces.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) July 23, 2019
Both Sandy and the existing Jackie Robinson statue, which will be moved from it’s current home on the Reserved level, will now be set to act as a welcoming “front door” to Dodger Stadium beyond the center field gates. Something the stadium has been missing through its first 57 seasons in operation.
Dodger stadium is currently the third oldest stadium in all of baseball, but it is set to become one of the most modern experiences in the game ahead of hosting the 2020 All-Star Game.
Koufax, one of the best pitchers and arguably the best southpaw in the history of Major League Baseball, is more than deserving of this honor and it is cool to see the Dodgers making him such a key component of the new renovations.
#32 remains active in the Dodgers organization and will have a statue next to the late great Jackie Robinson.
Koufax is a Hall of Famer and held a career 2.76 ERA through 12 seasons for the Dodgers from 1955 to 1966. He was a key component of the 1955 and 1963 World Series champion teams.