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  • Sandy Koufax-Larry King

    I use to listen to Larry King back when he use to do a midnight radio show. On many occassions he would talk about growing up in Brooklyn and tell a story or two -very funny ones- about being good friends with Sandy Koufax.
    Recently a friend told me that that wasn't necessarily true.
    Anyone have info on this?
    Last edited by johnny; 02-05-2006, 01:27 PM.
    Johnny
    Delusion, Life's Coping Mechanism

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    Johnny, I was reading the same thing the other day, maybe USA Today, about fabrications that have come out in some bios. In King's first bio he said he and Koufax went out together and ended up going to New Haven trying to find some ice cream or something. Koufax later said he had never known Larry King.

    Doesn't surprise me. King is an el supremo name-dropper and bs artist.
    It Might Be? It Could Be?? It Is!

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    • #3
      Koufax after Kings use of his name as friend and running buddy, high school teammate and anything else larry could think of , finally came public, ala Howard Hughes and Clifford Irving, and stated unequivocaly that he" never met , knew or spent time with Larry King" Koufax, intensely private had finally had enough and king was forced to relent. Unfortunately he had used the lie so often and for so long the retraction was hardly remembered.

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      • #4
        Who cares? Honestly, I don't think I've ever once in my life seen a Larry King show. What difference does it make to anyone? I don't care about soft entertainment news, and if I want real news, I'm most assuredly not getting it from television (although I will pop on the BBC when I happen to see it on). But what does this have to do with anything?
        "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

        Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ElHalo
          Who cares? Honestly, I don't think I've ever once in my life seen a Larry King show. What difference does it make to anyone? I don't care about soft entertainment news, and if I want real news, I'm most assuredly not getting it from television (although I will pop on the BBC when I happen to see it on). But what does this have to do with anything?
          errr...just completing the thread. sorry if it offends you dude.
          i am sure all 9 thousand of your posts were stellar. such as that recent thread you started in which you discussed the quandry you have with some baseball friends and riffed on that for about 300 words.
          Last edited by johnny; 02-05-2006, 09:46 PM.
          Johnny
          Delusion, Life's Coping Mechanism

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          • #6
            Ole Larry was persona non grata for quite some time in Florida . I felt bad for Koufax , baseballs Gretta Garbo.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by johnny
              errr...just completing the thread. sorry if it offends you dude.
              i am sure all 9 thousand of your posts were stellar. such as that recent thread you started in which you discussed the quandry you have with some baseball friends and riffed on that for about 300 words.
              johnny - welcome to bbf - feel free to discuss what you like - there is a clique here that apparently believes they own this forum - all they want to discuss is the hall of famers and who they believe is the best this week at whatever and if you differ with their opinions you get this holier than thou speech about their moral and intellectual superiority - you can see the arrogance and hidden agenda in such statements as i'm too good for tv and i'm so sophisticated that i only watch the bbc - your topic has relevance and i found it a little amusing - keep plugging away

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bkmckenna
                johnny - welcome to bbf - feel free to discuss what you like - there is a clique here that apparently believes they own this forum - all they want to discuss is the hall of famers and who they believe is the best this week at whatever and if you differ with their opinions you get this holier than thou speech about their moral and intellectual superiority - you can see the arrogance and hidden agenda in such statements as i'm too good for tv and i'm so sophisticated that i only watch the bbc - your topic has relevance and i found it a little amusing - keep plugging away
                I second that.

                There are many of us here who enjoy the stories, johnny.

                I may not reply or comment, but you can bet I'm reading them.
                "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                Carl Yastrzemski

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by runningshoes53
                  I second that.

                  There are many of us here who enjoy the stories, johnny.

                  I may not reply or comment, but you can bet I'm reading them.
                  Ditto. Larry King professes to be the worlds biggest baseball fan and a supreme authority on the game. I can remember, years back, ,when he had a weekly column in USA Today, that among some of things he assured us were "mortal locks" was the impending move of the Houston Astros to DC and his good pal Tommy LaSorda taking managerial jobs with the Cubs, Yanks and O's.
                  It Might Be? It Could Be?? It Is!

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                  • #10
                    Back in 1979 or 1980 when I had to get up at 5:30 am I used to listen to the last 15 minutes of King's radio show. Every so often he would tease the audience about telling what he'd refer to as "the ice cream story." Finally one morning he told it, very enthusiastically, and Sandy Koufax was prominently featured. I can't recall much about it other than it involved a drive up to New Haven. Perhaps they couldn't find the flavor they wanted in Brooklyn.

                    Here's a mildly amusing take on Larry's non-stop name-dropping:

                    http://www.candidcritic.com/larry_king.htm

                    Speaking of name-dropping, I never saw Koufax pitch but I once came face-to-face with Larry in the lobby of a movie theater. He's short but his glasses are very large. This was before the show so I didn't get to ask Larry what he thought of "JFK."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rome Colonel
                      Back in 1979 or 1980 when I had to get up at 5:30 am I used to listen to the last 15 minutes of King's radio show. Every so often he would tease the audience about telling what he'd refer to as "the ice cream story." Finally one morning he told it, very enthusiastically, and Sandy Koufax was prominently featured. I can't recall much about it other than it involved a drive up to New Haven. Perhaps they couldn't find the flavor they wanted in Brooklyn.

                      Here's a mildly amusing take on Larry's non-stop name-dropping:

                      http://www.candidcritic.com/larry_king.htm

                      Speaking of name-dropping, I never saw Koufax pitch but I once came face-to-face with Larry in the lobby of a movie theater. He's short but his glasses are very large. This was before the show so I didn't get to ask Larry what he thought of "JFK."
                      That is a damn funny parody on King. Damn funny.
                      In regards to the ice cream story Sandy, now it does come back how he use to tease the heck out of it.
                      Johnny
                      Delusion, Life's Coping Mechanism

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by johnny
                        errr...just completing the thread. sorry if it offends you dude.
                        i am sure all 9 thousand of your posts were stellar. such as that recent thread you started in which you discussed the quandry you have with some baseball friends and riffed on that for about 300 words.
                        Sorry; didn't mean to come across as overbearing; reread my post and it was far, far too abrasive. My apologies on that.
                        "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

                        Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bkmckenna
                          johnny - welcome to bbf - feel free to discuss what you like - there is a clique here that apparently believes they own this forum - all they want to discuss is the hall of famers and who they believe is the best this week at whatever and if you differ with their opinions you get this holier than thou speech about their moral and intellectual superiority - you can see the arrogance and hidden agenda in such statements as i'm too good for tv and i'm so sophisticated that i only watch the bbc - your topic has relevance and i found it a little amusing - keep plugging away
                          Like I said, my apologies for being too abrasive. However, the mods here tend to HIGHLY frown on any subect that isn't directly related to baseball, even if it has some tangential connection to it. Larry King getting arrested for fraud in the 70's is a little too tangential for that. I'm guilty of it myself all the time, but I apologize for snapping.

                          And, no, I'm not too good for TV. I don't have time to watch much any more, but I used to watch every dumb show imaginable in my school days. However, I would NEVER get news from television, for a variety of reasons, not least of which being that the depth they can get into in 90 second news pieces doesn't even come remotely close to being able to give you the briefest inkling about what's actually going on in the world. It would be like trying to learn all there is to know about baseball by watching ESPNews.
                          "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

                          Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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                          • #14
                            no problem

                            I have a hard time switching gears from the legal/conflict driven environment to the civilian at times. I can relate.
                            Hey, wanna talk about tough? I am a Hawks fan. :grouchy
                            Much better to have been blown out than to suffer this pain.
                            Johnny
                            Delusion, Life's Coping Mechanism

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                            • #15
                              Didn't Larry King play two on two with Sandy vs Dominique and Ted Turner

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