Black and Blue: Sandy Koufax, The Robinson Boys, And The World Series That Stunned America

byTom Adelman

Paperback | September 13, 2007

Black and Blue: Sandy Koufax, The Robinson Boys, And The World Series That Stunned America by Tom Adelman
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"Richly layered....An entertaining and informative portrait of two underappreciated teams in an unforgettable time."--Boston Sunday Globe

The most surprising World Series ever? Many baseball fans would agree that it was the epic 1966 clash between the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles.

The godlike Sandy Koufax had led the Dodgers to victory in two previous World Series, and had finished the season with twenty-seven wins, a personal best. Few outside<_st13a_city w:st="on"><_st13a_place w:st="on">Baltimoregave the Orioles - slugger Frank Robinson leading a young team of no-name kids and promising prospects - more than a fighting chance against such series veterans as Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, and the rest. Experts were betting that<_st13a_city w:st="on"><_st13a_place w:st="on">Los Angeleswould sweep it in four. What transpired instead astonished the nation, as the greatest pitching performance in World Series history capped a redemption beyond imagining.

"Guaranteed to score a home run." -Essence

"Astonishing. . . . Adelman goes way past the box scores to get information that makes the players more human and the games more dramatic." -San Diego Union-Tribune

"Black and Bluedelivers good baseball action, ownerly perfidy, and social context." -<_st13a_city w:st="on"><_st13a_place w:st="on">BostonGlobe
Tom Adelman is the author of the national bestseller The Long Ball. He has also written several novels and works of music criticism. Adelman and his family live in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Title:Black and Blue: Sandy Koufax, The Robinson Boys, And The World Series That Stunned AmericaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:September 13, 2007Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316067156

ISBN - 13:9780316067157

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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