The oldest living Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame pitcher, Sandy Koufax (88), is auctioning off a glove from his “Bonus Baby” days .The glove, which Koufax wore in 1956 while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, the predecessor organization to the Los Angeles Dodgers, is up for auction, CBS Sports reported on Monday (Nov. 26).The glove, made by glove specialist Rollins, bears Koufax’s number 32 and nickname “KOO FOO” .There are also traces of rosin, which is now a banned substance due to concerns about “foul pitching.” The bidding started at $25,000 (about $32.65 million) and has since risen to about $50,000 (about $65,000). “There is plenty of time before the bidding expires on Dec. 10,” CBS Sports added.

Koufax is a legendary pitcher with a career record of 165-87, 2,324 innings pitched, 2,396 strikeouts, and a 2.76 ERA. He won three Cy Young Awards and was named the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1963 after going 25-5 with a 1.88 ERA. New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra, whose team lost to the Dodgers in the World Series that year, scoffed before the series, “Any National League hitter who gave up 25 wins to a kid like that is a fool,” before handing him the trophy and saying, “Now I know how you got those 25 wins. How the hell did you lose five?” is a famous story .The year 1956, the year of the glove in this auction, was Koufax’s second year as a professional, when he went 2-4 with a 4.91 ERA in 16 games. At the time, MLB had a rule that players who signed for more than $4,000 had to play in the major leagues for two years after signing .Players were nicknamed “bonus babies” because of this rule, which was designed to prevent rich teams from poaching players in the absence of a rookie draft. Koufax, who received a $14,000 카지노사이트 signing bonus, didn’t get a chance to hone his skills in the majors until he was in his mid-20s.

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