The Last Innocents:
The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
AuthorMichael Leahy
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherHarper Collins
Publication date
May 10, 2016
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages496 pp.
ISBN978-0-06-236056-4

The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers is a book by Michael Leahy, published in 2016, about the famed baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, led by iconic pitcher, Sandy Koufax. It examines the tumultuous political and social change, paranoia and racism of the 1960s through the lens of the players themselves. The book was the winner of the 2016 Casey Award and nominee finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.

Main player subjects

Notable figures

Awards and recognition

Michael Leahy was awarded the 2016 Casey Award for The Last Innocents.[1]

The book was nominated as a finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.[2]

On July 12, 2017, Leahy was invited to speak at the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss The Last Innocents and its background.[3]

References

  1. ^ "CASEY Award: Best Baseball Book - Spitball Magazine". www.spitballmag.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 PEN/ESPN AWARD FOR LITERARY SPORTS WRITING - PEN America". 18 January 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Author Series: Michael Leahy". Retrieved 15 September 2017.