Jane Leavy

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Jane Leavy is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Last Boy, Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy and the comic novel Squeeze Play, which Entertainment Weekly called “the best novel ever written about baseball.” Her latest book is The Big Fella. She was a staff writer at The Washington Post from 1979 to1988, first in the sports section, then writing for the style section. She covered baseball, tennis, and the Olympics for the paper. She wrote features for the style section about sports, politics, and pop culture, including, most memorably, a profile of Mugsy Bogues, the 5’3″ guard for the Washington Wizards, which was longer than he is tall.

Before joining the The Washington Post, she was a staff writer at womenSports and Self magazine
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Why on Earth Did Boston Sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees?

Read Jane’s op-ed in the New York Times on the sale, at the end of 1919, that changed baseball — and New York City — forever: One hundred years ago on Christmas Day, typically the slowest news day of the year, George Herman Ruth Jr. knew there would be a news hole to fill. He […]
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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy

4.04 avg rating — 5,756 ratings — published 2002 — 25 editions
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The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle...

3.93 avg rating — 5,494 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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The Big Fella: Babe Ruth an...

3.70 avg rating — 889 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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Squeeze Play: A Novel

3.29 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1990 — 15 editions
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