Koufax

by Gruver, Ed, 1960-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GV865.K67 G78 2000
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  GV865.K67 G78 2000
 
 
Northland Public Library Biography B KOUFAX
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B KOUFAX
 
 
Summary
In Koufax, Edward Gruver tells the life story of Sandy Koufax, a man many consider to be the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time. Gruver includes extensive interviews with the player's childhood friends, Brooklyn Dodgers teammates, opponents, front office personnel, and sports journalists who covered his career.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax may have had the best consecutive years of any pitcher ever from 1961 through 1966, winning 149 games while losing just 47 with a miniscule earned run average and more than one strikeout per inning. He retired at age 30 because of severe arthritis in his pitching arm. The reverential mystique enveloping Koufax to this day is based in equal parts on his magnificence; his retirement, caused by a tragic condition; and his subsequent Garboesque public persona. Gruver, the award-winning author of The Ice Bowl (1997), relies on mostly secondary sources to re-create Koufax's career and postretirement life. Older fans familiar with Koufax will learn little that wasn't common knowledge but can vicariously relive some of those great performances. Young fans can learn how a star could be humble, self-effacing, and gracious while still being as fierce and courageous a performer as the game has known. --Wes Lukowsky"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Koufax, Sandy, -- 1935-
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) -- History.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Dallas, TX :Taylor Pub. Co.,2000
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0878331573
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