• Koufax hit in head by ball at Dodgers camp

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Feb 22, 2014
    Koufax said the Dodgers cap he was wearing took some of the impact and might have prevented a more serious injury. Koufax, 78, is a special assistant to Dodgers owner Mark Walter. Sandy Koufax was bloody but conscious as he was carted off the field at Los Angeles Dodgers training camp Friday. With sandwich in hand, he was upright, smiling and looking, well, like Sandy Koufax. Koufax was watching prospect Ross Stripling warm up and not looking at the batter when Ethier sprayed a liner that struck the iconic left-hander on the left side of his forehead, knocking off his Dodgers cap. "Wouldn't you be?" he said. Just in case, this time the Dodgers stationed bullpen catcher Rob Flippo a few yards in front of the legendary Hall of Famer. He told pitching coach Rick Honeycutt he was OK, but also said he was a little "wobbly," and was taken by cart by assistant trainer Nancy Patterson Flynn to the nearby Minor League clubhouse to be examined.

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