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Author Winter, Jonah, 1962-
Title You never heard of Sandy Koufax?! / by Jonah Winter ; illustrations by André Carrilho.
Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Children's Biography  Juv. 92 KOU    IN LIBRARY
Description 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Summary 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.
Subject Koufax, Sandy, 1935- -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Jewish baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Carrilho, André, illustrator.
Added Title Sandy Koufax?!
ISBN 9780375837388
9780375937385 (glb)
0375937382 (glb)