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Who knows two hundred sixty-nine?

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Lazy gematria for today is "סרט" - "strap"/etc..

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The 269th day counting from the start of the months' year (1 Nisan) is Zos Chanuka (if the intervening Cheshvan has thirty days).

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Text courtesy of the National Museum of American Jewish History

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Sandy Koufax signed on as a pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954. In 1961, Koufax won 18 games and struck out 269 batters, a league record. Koufax was the first major leaguer to pitch four no-hitters, including a perfect game. He was named the National League's Most Valuable player in 1963 and became the first player to earn three Cy Young awards. At age 36 and 20 days, he became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Koufax chose not to pitch in the 1965 World Series when a game fell on Yom Kippur.

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