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Leavy, Jane

Overview
Works: 14 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 6,905 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Sports stories  Sports fiction  Humorous fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: GV865.M33, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Leavy
The last boy : Mickey Mantle and the end of America's childhood by Jane Leavy( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Leavy weaves together episodes from her 1983 interviews with The Mick in Atlantic City after he was banned from baseball with reminiscences from friends and family of the boy from Commerce, Oklahoma, who would lead the Yankees to seven world championships, be voted the American League's Most Valuable Player three times, win the Triple Crown in 1956, and duel teammate Roger Maris for Babe Ruth's home run crown in the summer of 1961 -- the same boy who would never grow up. Leavy reveals the man behind the coast-to-coast smile, who grappled with a wrenching childhood, crippling injuries, and a genetic predisposition to alcoholism. How long was the Tape Measure Home Run? Did Mantle swing the same way right-handed and left-handed? What really happened to his knee in the 1951 World Series? What happened to the red-haired, freckle-faced boy known back home as Mickey Charles?
Sandy Koufax : a lefty's legacy by Jane Leavy( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era when too many heroes have been toppled from too many pedestals, Sandy Koufax stands apart and alone, a legend who declined his own celebrity. As a pitcher, he was sublime, the ace of baseball lore. As a human being, he aspired to be the one thing his talent and his fame wouldn't allow: a regular guy. A Brooklyn kid, he was the product of the sedate and modest fifties who came to define and dominate baseball in the sixties. In Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, former award-winning Washington Post sportswriter Jane Leavy delivers an uncommon baseball book, vividly re-creating the Koufax era, when presidents were believed and pitchers aspired to go the distance. He was only a teenager when Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley proclaimed him "the Great Jewish Hope" of the franchise. But it wasn't until long after the team had abandoned Brooklyn that the man became the myth. Old-fashioned in his willingness to play when he was injured and in his acute sense of responsibility to his team, Koutax answered to an authority higher than manager Walter Alston. When he refused to pitch the opening game of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, he inadvertently made himself a religious icon and an irrevocably public figure. A year later, he was gone -- done with baseball at age thirty. No other sports hero had retired so young, so well, or so completely. Despite Sandy Koufax's best efforts to protect his privacy, his legend has grown larger ever since. Part biography, part cultural history, Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy gets as close to that legend as he will allow. Through meticulous reporting and interviews with five hundred of his friends, teammates, and opponents, Leavy penetrates the mythology to discover a man more than worthy of myth
The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created by Jane Leavy( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh-- business manager, spin doctor, damage control wizard, and surrogate father-- Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom. Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man. -- adapted from jacket
The last boy : Mickey Mantle and the end of America's childhood by Jane Leavy( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning Washington Post writer Jane Leavy chronicles Mickey Mantle's baseball career and explains how the legendary slugger's exploits directly affected an entire generation of Americans
Squeeze play by Jane Leavy( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rookie sportswriter A. B. Berkowitz, who has always dreamed of being a Yankee, travels on the road with the lame Washington Senators, keeping both her boyfriend Michael, and her catcher friend, Rump, at arm's length. By the author of Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
The best American sports writing( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2011, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing
Sandy Koufax : [a lefty's legacy] by Jane Leavy( Recording )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on more than four hundred interviews with friends, teammates, and opponents to present a portrait of the distinguished baseball pitcher
Squeeze play by Jane Leavy( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubles begin for a sports reporter when she is aasigned to cover the Washington Senators who are having a very poor season. When she points out the team's ineptitude, they refuse to talk to her and attempt to gross her out as often as possible. Problems with personal relationships complicate her life even further
The big fella : Babe Ruth and the world he created by Jane Leavy( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Leavy is an award winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of Sandy Koufax and the comic novel Squeeze Play. Here she recreates Babe Ruth's three-week victory tour across America, and captures the romp and pathos that defined his life and times
Out of my league by George Plimpton( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived," now recorded and including a foreword from Jane Leavy.The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, Out of My League chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: could he strike out a major league star?Plimpton's inspired idea--to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues--begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. This honest and hilarious tale features Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Whitey Ford, Ralph Houk, and other baseball greats and is "a baseball book such as no one else ever wrote, and one of the best ever." -New York Herald Tribune
Out of my league : the classic account of an amateur's ordeal in professional baseball by George Plimpton( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived," now repackaged and including a foreword from Jane Leavy and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives. The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, OUT OF MY LEAGUE chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: could he strike out a major league star' Plimpton's inspired idea-to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues-begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. This honest and hilarious tale features Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Whitey Ford, Ralph Houk, and other baseball greats and is "a baseball book such as no one else ever wrote, and one of the best ever."--New York Herald Tribune
Tarbrushed by Jane Leavy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big Fella by Jane Leavy( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth?the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity." He lived in the present tense?in the camera's lens. There was no frame he couldn't or wouldn't fill. He swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Like all the new-fangled gadgets then flooding the marketplace?radios, automatic clothes washers, Brownie cameras, microphones and loudspeakers?Babe Ruth "made impossible events happen." Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh?business manager, spin doctor, damage control wizard, and surrogate father, all stuffed into one tightly buttoned double-breasted suit?Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom. His was a life of journeys and itineraries?from uncouth to couth, spartan to spendthrift, abandoned to abandon; from Baltimore to Boston to New York, and back to Boston at the end of his career for a finale with the only team that would have him. There were road trips and hunting trips; grand tours of foreign capitals and post-season promotional tours, not to mention those 714 trips around the bases. After hitting his 60th home run in September 1927?a total that would not be exceeded until 1961, when Roger Maris did it with the aid of the extended modern season?he embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, a three-week victory lap across America, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig. Walsh called the tour a "Symphony of Swat." The Omaha World Herald called it "the biggest show since Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, and seven other associated circuses offered their entire performance under one tent." In The Big Fella, acclaimed biographer Jane Leavy recreates that 21-day circus and in so doing captures the romp and the pathos that defined Ruth's life and times. Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man
BIG FELLA BN EXCLUSIVE EDITION : babe ruth and the world by Jane Leavy( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The last boy : Mickey Mantle and the end of America's childhood
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Alternative Names
Jane Leavy American sportswriter

Jane Leavy Amerikaans journaliste

Languages
English (95)