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Andre Ethier Nearly Took Out Dodger Legend Sandy Koufax With Foul Ball

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Dodger great Sandy Koufax was nearly wiped out today by a foul ball from Andre Ethier. Koufax was minding his own business, hanging out with the young bucks and signing autographs during batting practice in Arizona, when the meteoric spheroid beaned Koufax right in the head.

The 78-year-old Koufax was bleeding, but in good spirits after the incident, according to L.A. Times baseball writer Dylan Hernandez, who witnessed the scene:

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SB Nation's Eric Stephen says there was a hush that fell over the crowd as Koufax was attended to by team doctors. Dodger manager Don Mattingly, who was close to where Koufax was hit, asked, "That didn't look too good, did it?"

We're glad Koufax seems to be okay, but we can't imagine how bad Andre Ethier feels right now.