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Return of the Greatest Living Dodger

Los Angeles Times

PHOENIX -- Shortly after noon Sunday, a black SUV pulled up at the front door of Camelback Ranch amid the breathless aura of a royal homecoming.

Two Dodgers employees were waiting on the curb. Several others were staring out from inside the main building.

Out of the car stepped a wiry, deeply tanned white-haired man wearing black sweat pants and a long-sleeve white shirt. He took off his sunglasses to reveal bright eyes over a huge smile, and here came the whispers.

'He's really 77? He's really coming to work here again? He really looks like he could still pitch!''

Sandy Koufax, the greatest living Dodger, was officially returning to work for the only baseball...

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