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Koufax’s Pitching Hand Completely Recovered

Nov. 9, 1962 - Tests taken today of Sandy Koufax’s pitching hand showed that the Los Angeles Dodger southpaw has completely recovered from the circulatory ailment that sidelined him last season. After he had pitched 14 victories, including a no-hitter on June 30 against the New York Mets, a nerve block in his left hand caused Koufax to exert abnormal pressure on his index finger when he gripped the ball. The finger developed a blister that became badly infected, and Koufax was unable to pitch except for a brief, unsuccessful appearance near the end of the season.


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