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The Kid

The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
Bradlee, Ben (Book - 2013 )
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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 than any player before him, and traveled a long way himself, as this biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his twenty-two years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America, and shocked them, too. His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a god in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.
Authors: Bradlee, Ben
Title: The kid
the immortal life of Ted Williams
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: viii, 855 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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.
Summary: 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 than any player before him, and traveled a long way himself, as this biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his twenty-two years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America, and shocked them, too. His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a god in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.
Local Note: Master record variable field(s) change: 100, 505 - Master record encoding level change WorldCat Holdings
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ISBN: 0316614351
9780316614351
Statement of Responsibility: Ben Bradlee, Jr
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 828-831) and index.
Subject Headings: Williams, Ted, 1918-2002. Baseball players United States Biography.
Topical Term: Baseball players
LCCN: 2013028253
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