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On Sandy Koufax's 79th birthday, let's look back at his illustrious television career

On Koufax's 79th B-Day, a look back at his TV career

Sandy Koufax, who turns 79 years old Tuesday, is one of the greatest pitchers in MLB history. It's there in the numbers, in the highlight videos and in the hundreds of thousands of words that have spilled testifying to Koufax's dominance on the mound.

But do you know what isn't talked about enough? Koufax's television career.

There is the above photo, from his appearance on the western TV show Colt .45. Koufax's prolific television career included roles on three other shows: Shotgun Slade as Ben Cassidy, 77 Sunset Strip as "Policeman" and Bourbon Street as "Doorman."

Then, there are all the times Koufax appeared on TV series as himself, like his turn on Dennis the Menace:

And, of course, this Emmy-worthy footage of Koufax -- and the rest of the Dodgers -- on Mr. Ed:

So happy birthday and bravo, Mr. Koufax. 

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