What about Sandy Koufax, Chip?
Like Jesus, he is Jewish
Wouldn’t pitch game one of the World Series
Because of the high holy days
Hank Greenberg did the same thing
And Durocher yelled at him.
But Sandy Braun, that was he real last name
He grew up in Brooklyn
You know how I like Brooklyn, Chip.
Then he gets to play with the Dodgers
Only he stinks up the joint
Bonus baby and all
And walks as many as he strikes out.
No control, but blazing fastball
Nineteen-sixty-three, he starts to dominate
Striking out almost as many people
As there are days in the year.
That mensch struck out
Two thousand three hundred ninety-six batters
And he retired when he was thirty.