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Sandy Koufax


1935 Born on December 30 in Brooklyn, New York
1939 Parents divorce
1945 Mother remarries
1953 Enters college at the University of Cincinnati; makes basketball team
1954 Pitches only season of college baseball
1954 Signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers
1955 Makes major league debut on June 24 against the Milwaukee Braves
1959 Appears in World Series
1960 Nearly quits baseball due to poor record
1965 Arthritic arm plagues him during the season
1966 Appears in World Series
1966 Wins last major league game on October 2
1966 Announces retirement from baseball on November 18
1969 Marries Anne Heath Widmark on January 1
1972 Watches Dodgers retire his uniform number (32)
1979 Begins working as a pitching instructor for the Dodgers
1980s Divorces wife in the early part of the decade
1990 Retires from work as Dodgers pitching instructor
1990s Divorces second wife, Kim Koufax, in latter part of the decade
1990s Appears in charity golf tournaments
2002 Continues to help coach various struggling pitchers

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