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The kid : the immortal life of Ted Williams

Author: Ben Bradlee, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than five hundred home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea. He hit home runs farther  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ted Williams; Ted Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Bradlee, Jr.
ISBN: 0316067415 9780316067416
OCLC Number: 879583355
Description: viii, 864 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Shame --
"Fairyland" --
Sarasota and Minneapolis --
Big time --
The writers --
406 --
3A --
World War II --
1946 --
1947-1948 --
1949-1951 --
Ted and Joe --
Korea --
Transitions --
1954-1956 --
Late innings --
Last ups --
Kindness --
Real life --
Bobby-Jo --
"Inn of the Immortals" --
Dolores --
The splendid skipper --
Young John-Henry and Claudia --
The fishing life --
Being Ted Williams --
Enter John-Henry --
Ted failing --
Hitter.net --
Spiraling --
Alcor --
Foreboding --
July 5, 2002 --
The pact.
Responsibility: Ben Bradlee, Jr.

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"Bradlee's brilliant account is required reading for any Red Sox fan. It's also a fascinating portrait of a complex character that a baseball agnostic or even a Yankees fan will find hard to put Read more...

 
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