Wednesday, May 30, 2012
the last book I ever read (Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, excerpt two)
from Jane Leavy's Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy:
Byron Browne walked to the plate for his first major league at-bat. He was twenty-two years old. Most of the summer he'd spent in Class A ball in Wenatchee, Washington, a prospect with minimal prospects. He'd been on the Triple A club for all of a week when he was called up. The night before, in Indianapolis, he hit two home runs off a long, tall pitcher named Dave DeBusschere, who also played a little basketball. Twenty-four hours later, he was facing Koufax, "a little-assed rookie trying to pick my jaw off the floor."