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

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

Tom Adelman


"Richly layered....An wonderful and informative portrait of 2 underappreciated groups in an unforgettable time."--Boston Sunday Globe

The such a lot spectacular international sequence ever? Many baseball lovers may agree that it was once the epic 1966 conflict among the reigning champion l. a. Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles.

The godlike Sandy Koufax had led the Dodgers to victory in prior global sequence, and had complete the season with twenty-seven wins, a private top. Few open air Baltimore gave the Orioles - slugger Frank Robinson major a tender staff of no-name youngsters and promising clients - greater than a scuffling with probability opposed to such sequence veterans as Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, and the remainder. specialists have been making a bet that Los Angeles could sweep it in 4. What transpired as an alternative astonished the state, because the maximum pitching functionality in global sequence background capped a redemption past imagining.

"Guaranteed to attain a house run." -Essence

"Astonishing. . . . Adelman is going well beyond the field ratings to get details that makes the gamers extra human and the video games extra dramatic." -San Diego Union-Tribune

"Black and Blue offers strong baseball motion, ownerly perfidy, and social context." -Boston Globe

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