One more look at the 1965 Dodgers

1966 yearbook cover

Having spent this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 World Series champion Dodgers — review all the posts here — I thought I’d take one last look at the season through some selected pages of the 1966 Dodger yearbook.

Dandy Sandy pair

A two-page ode to today’s 80th birthday boy, Sandy Koufax.

Historical marks set by the 1965 Dodgers

Historical marks set by the 1965 Dodgers

NL batting and pitching stars of 1965

NL batting and pitching stars of 1965

A look to the future included the young Don Sutton

A look to the future included the young Don Sutton

Just for kicks, this snapshot of Dodger broadcasters and beat writers, including 16-year veteran Vin Scully

Just for kicks, a snapshot of key Dodger media, including 16-year veteran Vin Scully

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’65 team was great, but the greatest was ’63; 99 victories and a WS sweep of the mighty Yankees!

Back in ’65 it was tough for a Dodger fan living in New York to follow the team. We were lucky to have a strong contender almost every year, which brought the team to the TV screen more often, by showing up in the World Series, quite often.

1962 might have been the greatest team had not Sandy had the mysterious finger ailment. Maury Wills wins the MVP with the stolen base record. Tommy Davis hitting .346 with 153 RBI’s. The big “D” winning the Cy Young with 25 wins. Frank Howard with 31 HR and 119 RBI. Koufax, 14-4 with 209 K’s on JULY 12th, when the injury stopped his season short. And we won 102 games without him!

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