|May 10, 2016|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
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.
Michael Leahy was awarded the 2016 Casey Award for The Last Innocents.
The book was nominated as a finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.
On July 12, 2017, Leahy was invited to speak at the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss The Last Innocents and its background.