2 edition of Koufax found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Sandy Koufax with Ed Linn|
|LC Classifications||GV865.K67 A9|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||294|
|LC Control Number||66019162|
Koufax became a hero to Jews worldwide when he refused to pitch in Game 1 of the World Series as it fell on Yom Kippur, a religious high holiday. Koufax stood up for his beliefs and the Dodgers fell to the Yankees in Game 1, but Sandy returned to outpitch the World Series record-setting Whitey Ford in Games 3 & 5 to lead the Dodgers to. 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(9).
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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 articulately 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 Koufax book 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 Koufax book as a wild youngster to his highly successful years with the Dodgers.
Loved this book laughed and learned Koufax book 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 Koufax book 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.
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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.
The New York Times bestseller about the baseball legend and famously reclusive Dodgers’ pitcher Sandy Koufax, from award-winning former Washington Post sportswriter Jane Leavy.
Sandy Koufax reveals, for the first time, what drove the three-time Cy Young award winner to the pinnacle of baseball and then—just as quickly—into self-imposed exile.
Buy a cheap copy of Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy book by Jane Leavy. No immortal in the history of baseball retired so young, so well, or so completely as Sandy Koufax. After compiling a remarkable record from to that saw Free shipping over $Cited by: 3.
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 Decemin 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).
Sandy Koufax autographed signed 8x10 photo MLB Los Angeles Dodgers PSA LOA $ Frmd Sandy Koufax LA Dodgers Signed 16" x 20" World Series Pitching Photo. Koufax retired after the season, just 30 years old, his left arm worn out and arthritic.
His statistics put him in the Hall of Fame:. Fifty years ago on October 6, at the tender age of 30, Sandy Koufax bowed out of baseball. From tothe Dodgers star had been an astonishing force in the sport, offering a five-year run Author: Gregory Orfalea. sandy koufax book July/August Favorites.
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Sandy Koufax famously chose not to start Game 1 of the World Series for the Dodgers because it fell on Yom Kippur, but his whereabouts that day remain a mystery. By John Rosengren. September. Sandy Koufax, “Sports Illustrated” cover, March 4, At the start of the season, Sandy Koufax was 27 years old, beginning his ninth major league season with the Dodgers.
In March of that new season, Sports Illustrated put Sandy Koufax on the cover of its magazine with a tagline that highlighted his previous season’s injury.
All of which reminds me of a great story Jane Leavy told in her splendid biography of Sandy the World Series, Koufax had to face the. Q/A with Jeff Passan: Nerves before Koufax interview; new book assesses what happened to legendary arm Ed Sherman | Sportswriter Jeff Passan is long past the stage in his career when he feels anxious at the prospect of interviewing a famous athlete.
About You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!. In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game.
Sandy Koufax Every game played with complete stats, links to box scores and automated row summing for Born: Koufax ended his year association with the Bums after a blind gossip item in the New York Post -- owned, like the Dodgers, by News Corp.
-- said that the famously private Koufax, 67, is gay Author: King Kaufman.The Viking Press, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
First published in stated on the copyright page with no mention of further printings. SIGNED by the author on the front free end Edition: 1st Edition.