Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding seasons from 1961 to 1966, before arthritis in his left elbow ended his career prematurely at age 30. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1963. He also won the 1963, 1965, and 1966 Cy Young Awards by unanimous votes, making him the first 3-time Cy Young winner in baseball history and the only one to win 3 times when the award was for all of baseball, not just one league. In each of his Cy Young seasons, Koufax won the pitcher's triple crown by leading the NL in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average. Koufax's totals would also have led the American League in those seasons.
Koufax was the first major leaguer to pitch four no-hitters (including the eighth perfect game in baseball history). Despite his comparatively short career, Koufax's 2,396 career strikeouts ranked 7th in history as of his retirement, trailing only Warren Spahn (2,583) among left-handers. Koufax and Nolan Ryanare the only two pitchers inducted into the Hall of Fame who had more strikeouts than innings pitched.
Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur garnered national attention as an example of conflict between professional pressures and personal beliefs.
AS SEEN IN: 'The Phil Silvers Show' "Hillbilly Whiz" From Wikipedia: Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford (born October 21, 1928) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher who spent his entire 16-year career with the New York Yankees. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. BCnU!
Lately when a star dies who was worthy of entry into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame, I induct him or her right away. But in the case of Commander Kang the Klingon as played by the late MIchael Ansara, I just thought October was a better fit for him.
Here's what the IMDb has to say about him:
Legendary Klingon commander whose exploits ensured him a place in the Hall of Heroes, as told in G'Trok's poem 'The Fall of Kang', an epic so important it is required reading at Starfleet Academy. The late Dahar Master once faced James Kirk in 2269 but joined him to defeat their true enemy, an energy lifeform living off their shared hatred when trapped aboard a starship as undying fodder.
He had also squared off against Capt. Sulu's Excelsior during the tensions of the Khitomer Conference in 2293.
Kang had already met Curzon Dax by then on the Klingon Korvat colony, when Dax intentionally angered Kang to foster a bond a calculated risk as he walked out during a long diatribe by the shocked Klingon. The Trill envoy became such a trusted family friend that Kang's firstborn, his son, was made his godson and named Dax in his honor. The boy, of course, was among those later killed in revenge by the marauding Albino and fostered a blood oath of revenge in turn among Kor, Koloth and Dax that was finally carried out in 2370 and led to Kang's death as he struck the death blow on his enemy.
He also had defeated T'nag and his army with only colleagues Kor and Koloth, according to Kor's tale in 2372, and later feasted on the leader's heart.
He had already bemoaned the passing of the old Klingon ways, and ridiculed Klingon restaurateurs like the one on DS9.
And here are his appearances that met the requirements:
AS SEEN IN: 'Mr. Ed' "Leo Durocher Meets Mr. Ed" From Wikipedia:
Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 – October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. Upon his retirement, he ranked fifth all-time among managers with 2,009 career victories, second only to John McGraw in National League history. Durocher still ranks tenth in career wins by a manager. A controversial and outspoken character, Durocher's career was dogged by clashes with authority, umpires (his 95 career ejections as a manager trailed only McGraw when he retired, and still rank fourth on the all-time list), and the press.
Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (born August 2, 1939) is an American film director, writer, producer, and actor, perhaps best known for his work on many thriller/horror films, particularly slasher films. He is the creator of the famed "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Wes Craven's New Nightmare", and also co-wrote "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" with Bruce Wagner, featuring the iconic Freddy Krueger character. Craven has also directed the entire "Scream" series, featuring Ghostface. Some of his other films include, "The Hills Have Eyes", "The Last House on the Left", "The Serpent and the Rainbow", "The People Under the Stairs", "Vampire in Brooklyn", "Music of the Heart", "Red Eye", and "My Soul to Take".
As the Trickster once said, "Reality is boring, that's why I change it whenever I can."
I'm just "The Man Who Viewed Too Much", and "Inner Toob" is a blog exploring and celebrating the 'reality' of an alternate universe in which everything that ever happened on TV actually takes place.
Most of my theories about the TV Universe come from thinking inside the box and thus can't be proven. But I've never been one to shy away from a tall tale.....
Remember: "The more you watch, the more you've seen!"