Baseball: $100,000 for Sandy

With 48 games still to go, Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Buzzie Bavasi last week passed the word that he would give Sandy Koufax a $30,000 raise next season, making him the first pitcher in history to earn $100,000 a year. "He's worth it," said Bavasi. "Sandy pulls an extra 5,000 people into the park every time he pitches."

Bavasi must be afraid Koufax will ask for $120,000 next year. The attendance figures show an average of an extra 8,600 fans every time Koufax pitches. Smart fans. Last week Sandy became the first...

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