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Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition
By Jon Weisman, Foreword by Joe Davis

SPORTS & RECREATION

384 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

ISBN 9781629374673

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2018)

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Overview

For Dodgers fans young and old, an unmatched exploration of the most renowned collection of pitchers in baseball history
The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, with enduring legacies both on and off the diamond. Chief among the hallmarks of the organization is an unparalleled pitching dominance; Dodger blue and white brings to mind brilliance on the mound and the Cy Young Awards that followed. In Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers' Extraordinary Pitching Tradition, acclaimed Dodgers writer Jon Weisman explores the organization's rich pitching history, from Koufax and Drysdale to Valenzuela and Hershiser, to the sublime Clayton Kershaw. Weisman delves deep into this lineage of excellence, interviewing both the legends that toed the rubber and the teammates, coaches, and personalities that witnessed their genius. 

Author Biography

Jon Weisman is the author of 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, as well as The Best of Dodger Thoughts. For more than 30 years, he has written about sports and entertainment for the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Variety and other publications. Weisman lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.Joe Davis is the play-by-play broadcast announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers on SportsNet LA. He also broadcasts college football, college basketball, and Major League Baseball on Fox Sports.

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Brothers in Arms

Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition

By Jon Weisman / Foreword by Joe Davis

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, s.ofman@triumphbooks.com

 

Few franchises in any sport can match the tradition and lore of the Dodgers. The blue and white have been at the forefront of the game for generations, spanning the history books, the country and the gap between a mere sports team and a cultural icon. Still, to measure the true impact of the Dodgers, one only needs to see how they’ve mastered a 60’6” stretch of the diamond.

 

In Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition (Triumph Books, May 2018), veteran baseball writer Jon Weisman examines the rich history of Dodgers aces and how they’ve shaped the franchise. More than a statistical analysis, Weisman delves into the biographical narratives of players and coaches to provide a complete picture of the personalities that defined the club’s culture of success. Highlights include:


  • A heartfelt foreword from play-by-play broadcaster Joe Davis 
  • Insights garnered from more than 25 original interviews with current and former players and coaches  
  • Profiles of fan favorites like Sandy Koufax and Orel Hershiser as well as lesser known pitchers, including Ned Garvin, the unluckiest pitcher major-league history 
  • How the Dodgers expanded baseball’s global revolution through their recruitment of international arms 
  • The majesty of Clayton Kershaw’s career to date, and what the game’s best pitcher has to look forward to in the future 


Brothers in Arms explores generations of Dodgers royalty and how they shaped the identity of the franchise. Weisman’s book brings together a thorough history of what makes the Dodgers unique, covering everything from the Brooklyn era to the 2017 World Series. No fan’s library is complete without this great new title.


About the Author:

Jon Weisman is the author of 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, as well as The Best of Dodger Thoughts. For more than 30 years, he has written about sports and entertainment for the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Variety and other publications. Weisman lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

 

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