Jane Purucker Clarke: Who Is Sandy Koufax’s Wife?

Jane Purucker Clarke

Who is Sanford Koufax’s wife?

Jane Purucker Clarke is the wife of Sanford Koufax who is also known as Sanford Braun. Jane’s husband is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). His entire MLB career with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers was from 1955 to 1966. He is considered one of the greatest baseball players and one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.

Jane Purucker Clarke: Bio Summary

Name Jane Purucker Clarke
Age73 years old as of 2022
Date of birth January 1949
Gender Female
Famous aswife of Sandy Koufax
Spouse Sandy Koufax
Children Trillion Clarke
Parents N/A

Who Is Jane Purucker Clarke?

Jane Purucker Clarke is the third wife of Sandy Koufax. Jane was born in January 1949. She is 73 years old as of 2022. She has been secretive about her family and hardly reveals anything about them. Her educational background and qualifications are not known.

Jane Purucker Clarke is a college sorority sister of First Lady Laura Bush. She is famous because of her husband Sandy Koufax. They got married in the 2000s and have kept their union away from publicity. Jane was previously married to artist John Clem Clarke and they gave birth to Trillion Clarke. Sandy is the stepfather of Jane Purucker Clarke’s daughter Trillion.

Sandy Koufax was previously married to Anne Heath Widmark, an artist, and author who is the daughter of actor and producer Richard Widmark. They were married from 1969 until their divorce in 1982. They were married for 13 years but had no children together. The reason for their divorce is unknown.

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Sandy Koufax was also married to Kimberly Francis, who was a personal trainer. They were married from 1985 until their union dissolved in 1998. They didn’t have any children together. Jane has been a private person and most of her details have escaped the limelight.

Controversy & Rumors

Jane Purucker Clarke hasn’t been involved in any controversies. She has lived a life that isn’t controversial in any way. However, her partner Sandy Koufax was rumored to be gay. The New York Post column published in 2003 suggested that Sandy is gay. The remark in the article that hinted Sandy is gay said:

“Which Hall of Fame baseball hero cooperated with a best-selling biography only because the author promised to keep it a secret that he is gay?” “Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy” by Jane Leavy was published three months before the Post story surfaced.

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Well, the Los Angeles Times reported that Sandy has severed ties with the News Corp.-owned Los Angeles Dodgers because of the gossip. After a turn of events, New York Post apologized for the act and retracted the gossip.

Their apology statement said, “A two-sentence blind item we ran here on Dec. 19 about a ‘Hall of Fame baseball hero’ has sparked a series of unfortunate consequences for which we are very sorry. … The author has denied making any deal with Koufax and called our item ‘erroneous.’ We apologize to both Koufax and Leavy for getting it wrong”.

Another newspaper linked Sandy Koufax to the Post item and ran a photo of him. The Post said, Koufax, “an intensely private man, was deeply offended by our item”. In comments to the Los Angeles Times published Friday, Jane Leavy called the Post item “thoroughly erroneous on all counts.”

“(The item) was blatantly unfair, scandalous, and contemptible,” Leavy said. “It was thoroughly without basis in so far as it had to do with Sandy or any relationship I had with him professionally. It’s not the kind of journalism I practice.”

Jane Purucker Clarke’s husband, Koufax revealed to the Dodgers that he would no longer attend spring training at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla., visit Dodger Stadium or participate in any activities while they are owned by News Corp. Sandy whose 12-year playing career with the Dodgers ended in 1966, has worked regularly with pitchers during the exhibition season.

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Derrick Hall, a Dodgers senior vice president, and Sandy Koufax’s friend said Sandy would feel foolish promoting a News Corp. property, Hall said. Derrick said Sandy stressed: “I have no problems with the Dodgers or their current or previous management. It’s more so about (News Corp.).”

Derrick Hall, speaking on behalf of Dodgers chairman Bob Daly and president Bob Graziano, told the Daily News of Los Angeles and the Times that the Post item was “irresponsible and inappropriate” and said they supported Koufax’s position.

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Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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