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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: Charley Steiner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged 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 Raymond | 2/17/2014

    " Sandy Koufax' story does not rank with Jackie Robinson's but the Koufax story is important nonetheless. Robinson was breaking a color barrier. Koufax was breaking a religious barrier. Minnesotans remember: Sandy Koufax refused to put his left arm into action for the opening game of the 1965 World Series because the opener fell on Yom Kippur. (Alas, Sandy won the seventh game of the Series; Minnesota lost 2-0.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 2/9/2014

    " Sandy Koufax was before my time, but even with a little knowledge of baseball, one knows that he was a pitcher to be reckoned with. I found this book intriguing as to how good he really was and what the other players thought of him and his ability to pitch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela | 2/5/2014

    " Completely obsessed with Koufax now. Loved this book and the overall structure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jaime | 1/17/2014

    " I actually found this inspirational because of Koufax' smart work ethic, strong faith, morality and humility. This is a fantastic sport bio but too short.. "

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