But Koufax last wore a uniform as a minor league pitching instructor in 1989, and he publicly split with the Dodgers during Fox’s ownership tenure reportedly in a rift over a story published about him by another arm of the media conglomerate.
Los Angeles fans never forgot him — in fact, they swarmed his car in Glendale as he left after his first day this week.
Koufax doesn’t enjoy the rapturous attention, but he still loves baseball.
‘‘It’s fun,’’ Koufax said, eyes sparkling beneath his gray Dodgers cap. ‘‘I'm having a good time. If I wasn’t having a good time, I wouldn’t be doing it.’’