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As Koufax Said...

The 400 Greatest Things Ever Said About Baseball

by Randy Voorhees

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Published by McGraw-Hill .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages144
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Open LibraryOL7299612M
ISBN 100071410147
ISBN 109780071410144

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  Roseboro was the invisible man behind the mask for four Los Angeles Dodgers pennant winners, a four-time all-star catcher. “With him out there,” Sandy Koufax said, “I felt like I was never alone.”2 After his playing career, he became so gabby in a tell-all book that he killed his hopes of becoming a big-league manager.   Koufax has always been bothered by the perception of his private nature. People have assumed he is private because he is trying to hide something. This perception grates at Koufax. Leavy does a great job in the book of explaining his private nature and the real reason behind it. Leavy said that Koufax ruined all men for her.


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As Koufax Said... by Randy Voorhees Download PDF EPUB FB2

Koufax was aware of the edge his fastball gave him in pitcher-batter confrontations, and he used it to his advantage.

"The art of pitching," he said, "is to instill fear in a man by making him flinch." Koufax enjoyed the confrontations with great hitters. Baseball, he said once, is a form of warfare/5(16). Jane Leavy’s biography, written with Koufax’s awareness but without his direct involvement, is remarkable.

Leavy writes that Koufax made it clear that As Koufax Said. book didn’t want the book to be written “but if it was going to be done, he wanted it to be done right.” Koufax gave friends approval to talk and verified some biographical by: 3. The Best Things Ever Said About How to Play Baseball Randy Voorhees and Mark Gola The first book of baseball quotations to focus exclusively on how to play the game, As Koufax Saidbrings together of the best, most helpful and entertaining quotes about the game of baseball for players, coaches, and diehard followers.

As Koufax Said. book   On his fourth no-hitter, he made it a perfect game.(p) This is the story line that Jane Leavy's book Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy Vin Scully the famous Dodger sportscaster said it best, "On the scoreboard in right field it is p.m.

in the city of the Angels, Los Angeles, California, and a crowd of 29, just sitting in to see the 4/5. While the entire book is fascinating, we thought we'd whet Dodgers' fans appetites with Chap which focuses on the Sandy Koufax, Don Author: Howard Cole.

Sandy Koufax Quotes. Quotes From & About Sandy Koufax | Baseball Quotes | Sandy Koufax. Quotes From Sandy Koufax "A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher." Source: Los Angeles Times (Ma ) "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make.

Koufax's story is inspiring, and the author relates it easily using a friendly, colloquial voice ostensibly belonging to one of Koufax's unnamed teammates. The tone makes it a fun read aloud for parents and the picture book format gives even reluctant readers an easy way to get a lot of baseball history and stick-to-it inspiration in one sitting.4/5.

Not your ordinary encyclopedia of baseball quotations, As Koufax Said goes beyond the worn-out "Yogi-isms" and "Stengelese," beyond tales of players' drinking prowess and off-the-field blunders, right to the heart of the matter: How to play a winning game.

The authors, baseball coaches themselves, have searched long and hard to fill this Author: Randy Voorhees. Erskine believed that Koufax never felt totally comfortable as a major-league pitcher. He had never heard or seen any medical report that said Koufax could not go out and pitch In his 12 seasons, Sandy Koufax amassed the following notable statistics: Winning percentage of ERA of 40 shutouts, including 10 victories.

Koufax Throws a Curve Book Review by Rick “SHAQ” Goldstein GREATEST PITCHER OF ALL-TIME LAST 3 YEARS ON DODGERS HISTORICALLY LISTED. I am the third Brooklyn born generation of my family. I was raised from day one with an absolute passionate love of our former Brooklyn “Bums” and now Los Angeles Dodgers.

Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Sandy Koufax study guide and get instant access to the following. Summary; You'll also get access to more t Career:ERA (96th), SO (50th), P, HOF inNL MVP, 3xCy, 7xAllStar, Dodgerst:L, 5x ERA Leader, born in NY Born: The Times said Koufax, through friend Derrick Hall, a Dodgers senior vice president, declined comment Thursday night but that officials familiar with the situation said the former pitcher broke.

First edition of Sandy Koufax's autobiography, boldly inscribed: "Best Wishes Sandy Koufax." "Sandy Koufax pitched 12 seasons in the major leagues Five consecutive years, from throughhe led the National League in earned run average (He is the only pitcher ever to do that.).

Ms. Leavy has done a dizzying amount of reporting—more than interviews—and Koufax doesn’t just survive the scrutiny, he emerges from it larger than ever Ms.

Leavy humanizes her subject even as she demythologizes him. The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed This is an absorbing book, beautifully written /5(51). The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.

– Wall Street Journal An honest and exquisitely detailed examination of a complex man, one whose skills were such that slugger Willie Stargell once likened hitting against Koufax to “trying to drink coffee with a fork.

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax. is a great gift for a sports lover. The story is told in a conversational way by an unnamed person (teammate?), presumably connected with the Dodger organization. The style of writing is accessible and This is a big, beautiful book that does an admirable job describing one of the true enigmas of baseball-Sandy 4/5.

“This is not an authorized biography,” Leavy once said of her book, which is regarded as the definitive book on Koufax. “Reluctantly tolerated is more like it.

“Koufax did not think he had a torn UCL. Jobe thought he did. Jobe said if he had thought of the idea 10 years earlier, it would be Sandy Koufax surgery, not Tommy John surgery. That’s a gut punch right there.” ***** The JBM Interview.

What was the process in getting an interview with Sandy Koufax. Fifty years ago on October 6, at the tender age of 30, Sandy Koufax bowed out of baseball. From tothe Dodgers star had been an Author: Gregory Orfalea.

The Best Things Ever Said About How to Play Baseball Randy Voorhees and Mark Gola The first book of baseball quotations to focus exclusively on how to play the game, As Koufax Said brings together of the best, most helpful and entertaining quotes about the game of baseball for players, coaches, and diehard followers.

The result is a collection that offers intelligent, useful, and. Koufax ended his year association with the Bums after a blind gossip item in the New York Post -- owned, like the Dodgers, by News Corp.

-- said that the famously private Koufax, 67, is Author: King Kaufman.Koufax, "an intensely private man, was deeply offended by our item,'' the Post said. In comments to the Los Angeles Times published Friday, Leavy called the Post item "thoroughly erroneous on all.