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Front Yard Sandy Koufax

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Newton, Massachusetts

The statue is sculpted in bronze by Robert Gaynor, a former immigration lawyer and self-taught artist. Sandy Koufax was a Hall of Fame left-handed baseball pitcher (career wins totaling 165 games) for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. Gaynor admired him from afar as a childhood hero because of his talent and because, like Gaynor, he was Jewish.

When Gaynor retired from the law, he took up sculpting as a hobby and fashioned Koufax for his front lawn. It's a good-looking statue and, as far as Gaynor knew until 2020, the only statue of Sandy Koufax anywhere. In July 2020 a more official bronze rendering of Koufax was installed at the new entrance to Dodger Stadium.

Front Yard Sandy Koufax

121 Cabot St., Newton, MA
In a housing subdivision, on the northwest corner of Cabot St. and Laudholm Rd. Behind a low brick wall, on private property, but visible from the street.
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