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Koufax

Sandy Koufax

Koufax

by Sandy Koufax

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Sandy Koufax with Ed Linn
    ContributionsLinn, Edward
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV865.K67 A9
    The Physical Object
    Pagination294 p.
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24999183M
    LC Control Number66019162

    Koufax refused to participate in the project, so Leavy has spoken to hundreds of people with something to share on the former Brooklyn/L.A. Dodger—Hank Aaron, . And the book suffers from Koufax's failure to cooperate--lots of other people talking about Koufax, very little from Koufax himself. And Koufax was a figure that people seemingly had a great need for--they had roles he needed to play: that Jewish hero, that rebel, that humanitarian, that recluse, that intellectual, that square peg, whatever/5(5).

      Sandy Koufax was born Sanford Braun on Decem , in Brooklyn, New York. The future baseball great took on his more familiar surname at age 9 when his mother, Evelyn, remarried attorney. Sandy Koufax was a great pitcher and a good man. Jane Leavy makes this abundantly clear in her book, Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy. He worked Author: Popmatters Staff.

    “The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal “Leavy has hit it out of the park A lot more than a biography. It’s a consideration of how we create our heroes, and how this hero’s self perception distinguishes him from nearly every other great athlete in living memory&#; a remarkably.   This book has a lot of panache and the first person point of view, spoken with a Brooklyn accent, makes this brief baseball biography much more interesting. The full color lenticular cover has a moving illusion of Koufax throwing a strike when you move the book.5/5(5).


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The book creates an understanding of how Koufax, after half a career of mediocrity, became great for the last six years of his shortened tenure on the mound, but at remarkable physical cost, especially Tommy John surgery was a decade away from the year he retired at 30 because of arthritis, and other medical techniques like Cited by: 3.

This in my opinion is the best book of the three I have read on Sandy Koufax, mainly because it is an autobiography. It tells you what he is thinking throughout the whole talks aboiut what he wants to talk about. Excellent5/5(11).

Sandy Koufax was the player he talked about most, with Jackie Robinson a respectable second. Although dad marveled at Koufax's inimitable pitching In a year of reading one book for every year of my dad's life, it was inevitable that I would choose the best biography of his all-time favorite baseball player.4/5.

Great book. As one might expect, Koufax is a very bright guy. He speaks Koufax book about pitching, but he doesn't overthink it. He devotes a short amount of space to his famous holdout and just a few paragraphs to his non-Yom Kippur game/5.

Career:ERA (96th), SO (50th), P, HOF inNL MVP, 3xCy, 7xAllStar, Dodgerst:L, 5x ERA Leader, born in NY Born:   The best part of the book is Gruver's quotes of former players, managers and sports-writers, painting a picture of Koufax's sheer mastery.

The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California. This is a detailed biography of Sandy Koufax, regarded by many as the pitcher of the twentieth century.4/4(1).

The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed This is an absorbing book, beautifully written. Jonathan Mahler A baseball classic; the first in-depth reporting on the life and career of the Dodger icon a must read/5(51).

Get this from a library. Koufax. [Sandy Koufax; Edward Linn] -- Sandy Koufax tells how he became a famous pitcher, from his early days as a wild youngster to his highly successful years with the Dodgers. Loved this book laughed and learned a lot about Koufax. Looking forward to reading his autobiography book.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars. Performance 5 out of 5 stars. Story 4 out of 5 stars. Terry; Great story about a Dodgers Great It was a little choppy to start.

Koufax Throws a Curve Book Review by Rick “SHAQ” Goldstein GREATEST PITCHER OF ALL-TIME LAST 3 YEARS ON DODGERS HISTORICALLY LISTED. I am the third Brooklyn born generation of my family. I was raised from day one with an absolute passionate love of our former Brooklyn “Bums” and now Los Angeles Dodgers.

Sandy Koufax (Baseball Legends) by John Grabowski and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy, Leavy does not, however, solve every aspect of the Koufax mystery.

If anything, the book perpetuates and deepens the Koufax riddle. While the entire book is fascinating, we thought we'd whet Dodgers' fans appetites with Chap which focuses on the Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale million-dollar contract holdout. Trust me Author: Howard Cole. Sandy Koufax was a left-handed pitcher; he played his entire Major League career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from the book is worth it for the detailed description of Game 1 of the World Series.

A biography of Sandy Koufax, considered by some to be the best left-handed pitcher of all time, drawing from interviews with friends, former teammates and opponents, and sports journalists to examine Koufax's life growing up as a Jew in Brooklyn, his. Koufax's story is inspiring, and the author relates it easily using a friendly, colloquial voice ostensibly belonging to one of Koufax's unnamed teammates.

The tone makes it a fun read aloud for parents and the picture book format gives even reluctant readers an easy way to get a lot of baseball history and stick-to-it inspiration in one sitting.4/5.

InSandy Koufax led the National League in wins (25), strikeouts () ERA (), and threw eleven shutouts, setting a new record for shutouts by a left-handed pitcher that is still in the Shutouts Record Book (the previous record was held by Carl Hubbell who had ten shutouts in.

The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed This is an absorbing book, beautifully written. – Wall Street Journal An honest and exquisitely detailed examination of a complex man, one whose skills were such that slugger Willie Stargell once likened hitting against Koufax to “trying to drink coffee with a fork.

The World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota is best remembered for the heroics of Sandy Koufax, who was named the series did not pitch in Game 1, as it fell on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, but pitched in Game 2 and then tossed shutouts in Games 5 and 7 Hall of Famers: Dodgers: Walt Alston (mgr.).

First edition of Sandy Koufax's autobiography, boldly inscribed: "Best Wishes Sandy Koufax." "Sandy Koufax pitched 12 seasons in the major leagues Five consecutive years, from throughhe led the National League in earned run.

“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal “Leavy has hit it .Make Offer - Sandy Koufax Whitey Ford Dual Signed Autographed 8x10 Yankees Photo JSA Dodgers SANDY KOUFAX/Drysdale/Reese+2 Signed Cachet J.

.Not a day goes by without his name appearing on the World Wide Web The year brought Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy, by Jane Leavy. Koufax authorized the book but declined to be interviewed; thus, Leavy interviewed more than people to gain perspective on the player and person, from the standpoints of both baseball and Judaism.