2005 — Torborg relives Koufax perfect game he caught

2005 -- Torborg relives Koufax perfect game he caught - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features 2005 interview with Jeff Torborg

Jeff Torborg in a more prominent role as White Sox manager in 1990. However, Torborg never experienced a more spectacular single event than, at 24, catching Sandy Koufax’s perfect game 25 years previously (Photo courtesy of Chicago White Sox).

By on January 10, 2017

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

This edition features a 2005 interview with Jeff Torborg for the 40th-anniversary “Diamond Gems” retrospective of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game against the Cubs on Sept. 9, 1965 in Los Angeles. Torborg was a young backup catcher who drew the start on that Thursday night, and fortunately was on the receiving end of history. The future Sox manager (1989-92) goes through Koufax’s mindset and the mounting drama as the perfect innings drew to a climax.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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