Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax may have had the best consecutive years of any pitcher ever from 1961 through 1966, winning 149 games while losing just forty-seven with a miniscule carned run average and more than one strikeout per inning. He retired at age thirty because of severe arthritis in his pitching arm. This book chronicles his turbulent life and focuses on the reverential mystique that envelops the Los Angeles Dodgers even to this day. Koufax includes extensive interviews with childhood friends; Dodger teammates, opponents, and front office personnel; and sports journalists who covered his career. Koufax will reacquaint fans with a legendary player from their youth and introduce a new generation to one of baseball's greatest pitchers.