Jane Leavy on Frank Deford

May 31, 2017

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Jane Leavy joins us to discuss the death of Frank Deford. Deford delivered more than 1,600 commentaries on sports for NPR and was the author of "Everybody’s All American," which later became a movie filmed in Baton Rouge starring Billy Cannon as the "Grey Ghost."

Defored died this week at the age of 78.


Leavy was the biographer for Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle.

Also on today's program: Ken Perret on the push for increasing the gas tax in Louisiana, here.