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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Leavy Narrator: Jane Leavy, Robert Pinsky Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“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 rich portrait.” — Time

The instant 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Leavy has written a very good and meaningful book about baseball. She knows the game and she is acute in placing it in its social context. She writes gracefully and with feeling.” 

    Los Angeles Times Book Review 

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

    Sports Illustrated

  • “A rich baseball pastiche and an engaging look at the game’s more innocent period…An honest and exquisitely detailed examination of a complex man.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The author’s extensive research and interviews with Koufax’s friends and former ballplayers are extraordinary…Highly recommended…Hard to imagine it being any better written.” 

    VOYA

  • “Comments from contemporaries in baseball as well as from others Koufax touched and continues to touch today make this audio absolutely inspiring…Very highly recommended.” 

    Library Journal

  • “A very convincing portrait…Leavy reveals also a man of dignity, honesty, and courtesy…Well-conceived and sharply drawn, a thinking fan’s biography.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandon | 2/18/2014

    " I took this book with me once to my parents' house. My father asked me about it and expressed mild interest. A few months after I finished it he received it from his boss and then he told me all about this new book I should read entitled "Sandy Koufax." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by West | 2/16/2014

    " Story about the greatest player from the only team that matters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Phillip | 2/13/2014

    " A great book about a great pitcher and a good guy. Koufax was so much better than anyone else in the league there's only ever been one pitcher that has approximated his success over a shot time period. Well written in a clever format. If you like baseball, and like the Koufax era, you'll enjoy this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rob Schoenbach | 2/2/2014

    " This book switches back and forth between Koufax's life story and his Sept 9 1965 perfect game. This aspect makes for a fun read. Being Jewish and growing up in New York in the 40s and 50s is what you learn about here. Being that Koufax was my Dad's athletic hero, I felt very close to him the 2 times I read this book. This book would make a great Bar Mitzvah gift :-) "

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