Sandy Koufax to Return to Dodgers

The legendary pitcher will serve as special advisor to the club's chairman, Mark Walter.

Change is good at Dodger Stadium, especially when it involves the past.

As previously reported, the renovation underway at the stadium now will incorporate historical elements.

Now, comes this news: legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax is returning to serve as special advisor to chairman Mark Walter.

"I'm delighted to be back with the Dodgers," Koufax is quoted by MLB.com as saying.

Koufax, who played on multiple World Series winning teams before retiring at 31, was a pitching coach for a Dodgers minor league team for 11 years in 1980s.

He became estranged from the team when it was owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

During the McCourt years, he again began to serve as an occasional advisor.

"I'm looking forward to spending time with the team during Spring Training and to contributing in any way I can to help make the team a success for the fans of Los Angeles," said Koufax in a statement. "Some of my most cherished memories came at Dodger Stadium."

Read the full MLB.com piece here.

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