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Sandy Koufax visits Mets, offers support

Updated: February 19, 2011, 7:45 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Sandy Koufax acknowledged that New York Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon recommended he invest with Bernard Madoff, but the Hall of Fame pitcher holds no grudge.

Koufax visited Mets camp Saturday morning and warmly embraced Wilpon, his teammate at Lafayette High School in Brooklyn nearly six decades ago.

"We've been friends for almost 60 years -- or over 60 years, I hate to admit that," Koufax said. "I hate to see him be beat up this way. I don't know a kinder, ...

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