Rudi Redux


This Week in 1960s Baseball

(December 1, 1965) After losing the outfielder on waivers, the Kansas City Athletics today recovered outfield prospect Joe Rudi from the Cleveland Indians.

As a left fielder for the A’s, Rudi would win three Gold Gloves and play a key role for the world championship teams during the early 70’s in Oakland. Continue reading

Koufax Turns W’s and K’s into MVP


This Week in 1960s Baseball

(October 30, 1963) Sandy Koufax, who unanimously won the Cy Young Award six days earlier, today also was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The Dodger legend out pointed Pittsburgh Pirates’ shortstop Dick Groat, 237-190, who had been the National League MVP in 1960. Continue reading