St Vincent Souvenir Sheet

(Scott 2356a-d) on Sept 26, 1996

Honoring one of the greatest Jewish athletes of the 20th century

Sanford “Sandy” Koufax was born on Dec. 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY to Evelyn and Jack Braun. His parents divorced when he was three, and his mother remarried when he was nine to Irving Koufax. Sandy attended Lafayette High School where he played basketball and baseball. He attended the University of Cincinnati on a basketball scholarship, but he also pitched for the baseball team. A Brooklyn Dodger scout spotted him pitching and recommended him as an outstanding prospect..