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Ted Williams : reflections on a splendid life

Author: Lawrence Baldassaro
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2003.
Series: Sportstown series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ted Williams, one of the most colourful and controversial figures in sports history, was a genuine American hero and cultural icon. This volume collects writing about Williams and some photographs of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ted Williams.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606930597
Online version:
Ted Williams.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607840528
Named Person: Ted Williams; Ted Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Baldassaro
ISBN: 155553550X 9781555535506
OCLC Number: 51020385
Description: xxxv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Kid's Last Game / Ed Linn 3 --
Williams Case Grand Lesson / Bill Cunningham 30 --
As a Soph / Joe Williams 35 --
Ted Williams Blasts Boston / Austen Lake 38 --
Williams' Head Start / Bill Bryson 42 --
The "Why" of Ted Williams / Bob Considine 47 --
Two Guys Named Ted Williams / Ed Fitzgerald 51 --
Why We Pick on Ted Williams / Harold Kaese 83 --
Ted Undeserving of Fans' Tribute / Dave Egan 90 --
Handsome Bad Boy of the Boston Red Sox / Al Hirschberg 93 --
Ted Is Hope / Robert Creamer 108 --
Ted Williams Spits / Red Smith 113 --
Sidetracked Again / Arthur Daley 117 --
How Ted Williams Became Popular / Mike Gillooly 121 --
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu / John Updike 131 --
Hall of Fame Induction Speech / Ted Williams 147 --
"Saint" Goes Marching In / Bud Collins 149 --
The Batter / Jimmy Cannon 152 --
Going Fishing with The Kid / John Underwood 155 --
The Kid Comes Back / Robert Lipsyte 171 --
Islamorada, Miramichi, Bangor, and Winter Haven / Thomas Boswell 174 --
The Necessary Shape of the Old-Timers' Game / Donald Hall 178 --
Williams: The Slugging Professor / Ira Berkow 182 --
Ted Williams / John Updike 186 --
An Evening with The Kid / Ira Berkow 190 --
Achieving the Impossible Dream: Ted Williams and .406 / Stephen Jay Gould 193 --
From .400 to 75, but Still Battling / Dave Anderson 201 --
Gods Do Answer Letters / Lawrence Baldassaro 208 --
A Familiar Idol Talks about His "Idol in Life" / Dave Anderson 213 --
Williams Is the Star Attraction among All the Assembled Talent / Dan Shaughnessy 217 --
Williams an Unquestioned Hit with Him / Peter Gammons 225 --
The 20th Century Is Now Officially Over / Steve Buckley 229 --
The Perfectionist at the Plate / David Halberstam 232 --
Splendid Tribute: Memories of Williams Fill Fenway / Gordon Edes 235 --
Personal Remembrances: Memories of Ted Gathered at the 2002 All-Star Game 241 --
Epilogue: My Last Visit with Ted / Lawrence Baldassard 246.
Series Title: Sportstown series.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence Baldassaro.

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"Williams is well honored in a new anthology of the best writing about his life and career."--Sports Collectors Digest

 
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