Sandy Koufax, baseball player
December 30, 1935-
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax? by Jonah Winter. illustrated by Andre Carrilho (Illustrator)
(Random House, 2009)
Sandy Koufax was one of the greatest pitchers of all time. But his career didn’t begin on a high note. He was an inconsistent player, he was shy, and he faced discrimination as one of the few Jewish ball players. After a short hiatus from the game, Koufax returned as a powerhouse pitcher. In 1965, Koufax refused to play in the World Series because it interfered with a High Holy day.