A Lefty's Legacy
Harper, Hardcover, 9780060195335, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2002
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.
“An exhaustively researched study that paints an intriguing portrait of the famously reclusive Dodger pitcher.”
“A baseball classic; the first in-depth reporting on the life and career of the Dodger icon…a must read.”
-New York Daily News