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Sandy Koufax vs Whitey Ford Comparison

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Sandy Koufax vs Whitey Ford Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Whitey Ford that includes stats, World Series, and awards. Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

Team, Position and Height

Teams

Whitey Ford – 1 (New York Yankees)
Sandy Koufax – 1 (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers)

Position

Whitey Ford – Left Handed Pitcher
Sandy Koufax – Left Handed Pitcher

Height

Whitey Ford – 5’10”
Sandy Koufax – 6’2″

Major League Debut Age

Whitey Ford – 21
Sandy Koufax – 19

Seasons in this Comparison

Whitey Ford – 1950-1967 (16 Seasons) (Did not play in 1951-52 due to military service)
Sandy Koufax – 1955-1966 (12 Seasons)

World Series and Playoff Appearances

World Series

Whitey Ford – 6 (1950, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962) images images images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 4 (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965) images images images images

World Series Appearances

Whitey Ford – 11 (1950, 1953, 1955-1958, 1960-1964) images images images images images images images images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 5 (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965-1966) images images

Playoff Appearances

Whitey Ford – 11 (1950, 1953, 1955-1958, 1960-1964) images images images images images images images images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 5 (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965-1966) images images images images images

World Series MVP

Whitey Ford – 1 (1961) images
Sandy Koufax – 2 (1963, 1965) images images

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Whitey Ford – Yes (77.81% in 1974)
Sandy Koufax – Yes (86.87% in 1972)

Number Retired

Whitey Ford – Yes (Yankees #16)
Sandy Koufax – Yes (Dodgers #32)

MVP

Whitey Ford – 0
Sandy Koufax – 1 (1963) images

Cy Young Award

Whitey Ford – 1 (1961) images
Sandy Koufax – 3 (1963, 1965, 1966) images images images

Triple Crown

Whitey Ford – 0
Sandy Koufax – 3 (1963, 1965, 1966) images images images

Rookie of the Year

Whitey Ford – 0
Sandy Koufax – 0

All-Star Games

Whitey Ford – 10 (1954–1956, 1958, 1959, 1960–1961², 1964) images images images images images images images images images images
Sandy Koufax – 7 (1961–1962, 1963–1966) images images images images images images images

No Hitters or Perfect Games

Whitey Ford – 0
Sandy Koufax – 4 (One Perfect Game) images images images images

Wins League Leader

Whitey Ford – 3 (1955, 1961, 1963) images images images
Sandy Koufax – 3 (1963, 1965-1966) images images images

ERA League Leader

Whitey Ford – 2 (1956, 1958) images images
Sandy Koufax – 5 (1962–1966) images images images images images

Strikeout League Leader

Whitey Ford – 0
Sandy Koufax – 4 (1961, 1963, 1965-1966) images images images images

Complete Game League Leader

Whitey Ford – 1 (1955) images
Sandy Koufax – 2 (1965-1966) images images

Shutouts League Leader

Whitey Ford – 2 (1958, 1960) images images
Sandy Koufax – 3 (1963-1964, 1966) images images images

WHIP League Leader

Whitey Ford – 1 (1958) images
Sandy Koufax – 4 (1962-1965) images images images images

Regular Season Pitching Stats

Games

Whitey Ford – 498 images
Sandy Koufax – 397

Games Started

Whitey Ford – 438 images
Sandy Koufax – 314

Wins

Whitey Ford – 236 images
Sandy Koufax – 165

Losses

Whitey Ford – 106
Sandy Koufax – 87 images

Win-Loss Percentage

Whitey Ford – .690 images
Sandy Koufax – .655

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Whitey Ford – 2.75 images
Sandy Koufax – 2.76

Strikeouts

Whitey Ford – 1,956
Sandy Koufax – 2,396 images

Innings Pitched

Whitey Ford – 3,170 1/3 images
Sandy Koufax – 2,324 1/3

Hits Allowed

Whitey Ford – 2,766
Sandy Koufax – 1,754 images

Earned Runs Allowed

Whitey Ford – 967
Sandy Koufax – 713 images

Runs Allowed

Whitey Ford – 1,107
Sandy Koufax – 806 images

Home Runs Allowed

Whitey Ford – 228
Sandy Koufax – 204 images

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Whitey Ford – 1.22
Sandy Koufax – 1.11 images

Complete Games

Whitey Ford – 156 images
Sandy Koufax – 137

Shutouts

Whitey Ford – 45 images
Sandy Koufax – 40

Batters Faced

Whitey Ford – 13,036 images
Sandy Koufax – 9,497

Walks

Whitey Ford – 1,086
Sandy Koufax – 817 images

Intentional Walks

Whitey Ford – 44 images
Sandy Koufax – 48

Hit by Pitch

Whitey Ford – 28
Sandy Koufax – 18 images

Balks

Whitey Ford – 5 images
Sandy Koufax – 7

Hits Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 7.9
Sandy Koufax – 6.8 images

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 5.6
Sandy Koufax – 9.3 images

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 0.6 images
Sandy Koufax – 0.8

Walks Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 3.1 images
Sandy Koufax – 3.2

WAR

Whitey Ford – 53.9 images
Sandy Koufax – 53.2

FIP

Whitey Ford – 3.26
Sandy Koufax – 2.69 images

ERA+

Whitey Ford – 133 images
Sandy Koufax – 131

Defensive Stats

Fielding Percentage

Whitey Ford – .961 images
Sandy Koufax – .954

Defensive Chances

Whitey Ford – 836 images
Sandy Koufax – 306

Putouts

Whitey Ford – 173 images
Sandy Koufax – 64

Assists

Whitey Ford – 630 images
Sandy Koufax – 228

Errors

Whitey Ford – 33
Sandy Koufax – 14 images

Double Plays

Whitey Ford – 49 images
Sandy Koufax – 13

Pickoffs

Whitey Ford – 51 images
Sandy Koufax – 5

Stolen Bases

Whitey Ford – 30 images
Sandy Koufax – 73

Caught Stealing

Whitey Ford – 55 images
Sandy Koufax – 38

Postseason Pitching Stats

Games

Whitey Ford – 22 images
Sandy Koufax – 8

Games Started

Whitey Ford – 22 images
Sandy Koufax – 7

Wins

Whitey Ford – 10 images
Sandy Koufax – 4

Losses

Whitey Ford – 8
Sandy Koufax – 3 images

Win-Loss Percentage

Whitey Ford – .556
Sandy Koufax – .571 images

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Whitey Ford – 2.71
Sandy Koufax – 0.95 images

Strikeouts

Whitey Ford – 94 images
Sandy Koufax – 61

Innings Pitched

Whitey Ford – 146 images
Sandy Koufax – 57

Hits Allowed

Whitey Ford – 132
Sandy Koufax – 36 images

Earned Runs Allowed

Whitey Ford – 44
Sandy Koufax – 6 images

Runs Allowed

Whitey Ford – 51
Sandy Koufax – 10 images

Home Runs Allowed

Whitey Ford – 8
Sandy Koufax – 2 images

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Whitey Ford – 1.14
Sandy Koufax – 0.83 images

Complete Games

Whitey Ford – 7 images
Sandy Koufax – 4

Shutouts

Whitey Ford – 3 images
Sandy Koufax – 2

Batters Faced

Whitey Ford – 594 images
Sandy Koufax – 213

Walks

Whitey Ford – 34
Sandy Koufax – 11 images

Intentional Walks

Whitey Ford – 2
Sandy Koufax – 1 images

Hit by Pitch

Whitey Ford – 3
Sandy Koufax – 0 images

Balks

Whitey Ford – 0
Sandy Koufax – 0

Hits Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 8.1
Sandy Koufax – 5.7 images

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 5.8
Sandy Koufax – 9.6 images

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 0.5
Sandy Koufax – 0.3 images

Walks Per 9 Innings

Whitey Ford – 2.1
Sandy Koufax – 1.7 images

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