You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?

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In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. 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. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season—different—firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still “scratchin’ their heads over Sandy,” who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780375837388
Branch Call Number: 920 KOU 2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Carrilho, Andre

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Aug 31, 2015

Kids book, sparse artwork and a good biographical layout; doesn't have a ton of stats or other info. Anyone who hasn't heard of Sandy K should find their interest piqued by this fascinating lefty - the youngest ever to be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.

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