This Week in 1960s Baseball
In 1965, there was still only one Cy Young Award per season, recognizing the single best pitcher in all of major league baseball. Koufax was the first pitcher to win the award more than once.
In 1965, Koufax won the pitching “Triple Crown” by leading the major leagues in wins, ERA and strikeouts. He also led the majors in winning percentage (.765), complete games (27) and innings pitched (335.2).
On September 9, 1965, Koufax pitched his fourth career no-hitter, a 1-0 perfect game against the Chicago Cubs.
In the 1965 World Series, Koufax was 2-1 against the Minnesota Twins with a 0.38 ERA. He struck out 29 Twins batters in 24 innings pitched.
What a season!