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Sandy Koufax

A Lefty's Legacy

by Jane Leavy

On Sale: 03/16/2010

Price: $14.99

Sandy Koufax

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Sandy Koufax

A Lefty's Legacy

by Jane Leavy

On Sale: 03/16/2010

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Price: $14.99

About the Book

In an era when toppling heroes off of pedestals has almost become a sport in itself, baseball legend Sandy Koufax stands apart. Just as quickly as he shot to fame in the sixties, Koufax disappeared from the world of sports, a retiree and near-recluse at the age of thirty. But Koufax has left a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.

From 1962 to 1966, Koufax led the National League in ERA, won three Cy Young Awards, and pitched four no-hitters, including a perfect game. But he may be best remembered as the man who placed faith over fame, refusing to play in the first game of the 1965 World Series, which fell on Yom Kippur.

Award-winning former Washington Post sportswriter Jane Leavy spent years interviewing Koufax’s friends and colleagues, finally winning the trust of the great man himself. The result is the most detailed and insightful biography of this very private person that has been written.

Jane Leavy is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post and author of the critically acclaimed comic novel Squeeze Play (Doubleday, 1990), which Entertainment Weekly called “The best novel ever written about baseball.”

“A baseball classic; the first in-depth reporting on the life and career of the Dodger icon ... a must read.”

– New York Daily News

Critical Praise

“A baseball classic; the first in-depth reporting on the life and career of the Dodger icon…a must read.” - New York Daily News

“An exhaustively researched study that paints an intriguing portrait of the famously reclusive Dodger pitcher.” - Sports Illustrated

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061779008
  • ISBN 10: 0061779008
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 03/16/2010
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.793 in (d)
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: $14.99
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