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Posted September 1, 2000
more then anything, this book tells us about the incredible courage and pain that koufax went through pitching as he did for the l.a. dodgers in his glory years of 1961-1966. koufax did not begin to get his weekly shots of cortisone till 1964 which is when he began to really feel the pain of throwing a 98 mile an hour fastball or 85 mile an hour curve, a figure that is hard to fathom to any sports fan. what koufax accomplished in his glory years is even more remarkable when you realize he was pitching with arthritis. his career, and the people he played with and against are all in this book, with gruver returning us time and time again to that 'herculean' effort of koufax in the 7th game of the 1965 world series. a must book for anyone wanting to read about courage and class at the same time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.