On November 18, 1966, Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to increasing pain caused by arthritis in his left elbow. Koufax cites the fear of permanent damage as the reason for placing himself on the voluntarily retired list.

Just three weeks earlier, Koufax had won a record third Cy Young Award.

Koufax finished the Cy Young season with a 27-9 record and a league-leading 1.73 ERA, 30 year-old Sandy Koufax. The press conference was only attended by the press, there was no Dodger personal in the room. When he finished talking the entire room applauded. The southpaw, who has thrown four no-hitters and set the single-season strikeout record last year with 382.

The press conference was only attended by the press, there was no Dodger personal in the room. When he finished talking the entire room applauded.