GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sandy Koufax was here in Dodgers camp today. So was a line of fans waiting to catch a glimpse of the Hall of Fame pitcher and special advisor. Koufax, who has signed autographs in the past on the back fields of Camelback Ranch, spurned all of them.
Koufax didn’t speak to reporters either, opting instead to do the entirety of his work Friday inside the Dodgers’ spring training complex on his first day in camp. It could be his only day in camp; Koufax caught several high-ranking team officials by surprise with his annual appearance.
The 80-year-old has worked with the Dodger pitchers each of the last three years. He’s the marquee name among a list of guest instructors and special advisors this year that includes Greg Maddux, Eric Gagne, Shawn Green and Ron Cey, among others.