Sandy Koufax honored at Suffolk Jewish Community Center
Sandy Koufax, the legendary Brooklyn Dodger, and later Los Angeles Dodger pitcher is being honored in Long Island. On Oct. 4, the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack unveiled a Sandy Koufax exhibit as part of its National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Museum.
Koufax, who pitched in the major leagues for 12 seasons (1955-1966) is still talked about today, especially with the Major League Baseball playoffs heating up. Koufax is known as a dominating pitcher and one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
Alan Freedman, the Director of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum at the Suffolk Y JCC, said he got the idea from the Willie Mays exhibit titled: “24 at 75.” The Koufax exhibit is called “32 at 75” in honor of his 75 birthday on Dec. 30, which is also the last day the exhibit will be opened.
The exhibit features an array of art works. They range from oil paintings and plaques to photographs and a piece made out of Lego’s.
The exhibit opened on Oct. 4 and is open to the public for free until Dec. 30.