; December 30, 1935) is a former American. Retrieved January 12, 2017. In the 1996 season, he hit 39 home runs, 181 hits, and 142 runs batted in and helped the Orioles qualify for the American League Wild Card. 99 Koufax threw out a ceremonial first pitch at opening day 2008 at Dodger Stadium, to help commemorate the Dodgers' 50th Anniversary in Los Angeles. That season, he led the team in home runs, batting average, and runs batted. This would be the last time the Orioles would make the playoffs until 2012 and last time they would win a division title until 2014. In 1989, he hit for.275 that season, having 64 RBIs, 8 home runs and 154 hits.