A lesser-known highlight of Sandy Koufax's career: allowing a homer to Mister Ed
As anyone who's seen Vikings or Splash can attest, TV is weird. But TV has always been weird -- after all, we're less than half a century removed from one of the most popular shows on the air starring a talking horse. A talking horse who happened to love baseball.
In 1963, Mr. Ed paid a visit to Dodger Stadium. In the show's fourth-season premiere, "Mr. Ed Meets Leo Durocher," the Los Angeles coach takes a liking to America's sweet-horse and his owner when Ed offers some clutch batting tips to the team.
The episode featured Willie Davis, Johnny Roseboro, and Moose Skowron, as well as the voice of Vin Scully. Mr. Ed even got to take some BP with Sandy Koufax, hitting one out of the park. If you enjoyed Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (and if you didn't, you're lying), you'll be equally delighted by the generally not-seen-in-nature sight of a horse at bat: