There Goes Ted Williams

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763627898
Size: 20.68 MB
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Profiles the iconic baseball hitter, including his rigorous practice schedule as a youth, military service in two wars, and stellar career that led to an unmatched season in 1941.

The Kid

Author: Ben Bradlee
Publisher:
ISBN: 0316163716
Size: 19.14 MB
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A thrilling and honest account of the best hitter in baseball history whose batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too.

Becoming Babe Ruth

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763656461
Size: 13.46 MB
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Traces his mischievous childhood in Baltimore before his life-changing enrollment in Saint Mary's Industrial School for Boys, where a strict code of conduct and his introduction to baseball inspired his historic career.

Linking Picture Book Biographies To National Content Standards 200 Lives To Explore

Author: Liz Deskins
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440835247
Size: 13.51 MB
Format: PDF
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Presenting beautifully illustrated picture book biographies, this book pairs narrative nonfiction biographies rich in language and illustrations with national content standards in the social studies, science, and the arts. • Provides more than 100 picture book biographies (primarily from 2010 to the present) that offer the newest in engaging literature • Supplies lessons and units of instruction—including technology and web tools—that can be used to teach collaboratively with content area teachers • Links directly to national content area standards to ensure rigorous teaching • Provides clear evidence of the value of using higher-level picture books with middle grade students • Lends the unique perspective of authors who hold graduate degrees in children's literature, have been book reviewers for many years, have presented at state and national conferences on children's literature, and possess extensive experience with review committees of children's resources at the state and national levels on the subject of determining the quality of books for children

Ted Williams

Author: Leigh Montville
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385507493
Size: 13.25 MB
Format: PDF
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The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? Still a gangly teenager when he stepped into a Boston Red Sox uniform in 1939, Williams’s boisterous personality and penchant for towering home runs earned him adoring admirers and venomous critics. In 1941, the entire country followed Williams's stunning .406 season, a record that has not been touched in over six decades. Then at the pinnacle of his prime, Williams left Boston to train and serve as a fighter pilot in World War II, missing three full years of baseball, making his achievements all the more remarkable. Ted Willams's personal life was equally colorful. His attraction to women (and their attraction to him) was a constant. He was married and divorced three times and he fathered two daughters and a son. He was one of corporate America's first modern spokesmen, and he remained, nearly into his eighties, a fiercely devoted fisherman. With his son, John Henry Williams, he devoted his final years to the sports memorabilia business, even as illness overtook him. And in death, controversy and public outcry followed Williams and the disagreements between his children over the decision to have his body preserved for future resuscitation in a cryonics facility--a fate, many argue, Williams never wanted. With unmatched verve and passion, and drawing upon hundreds of interviews, acclaimed best-selling author Leigh Montville brings to life Ted Williams's superb triumphs, lonely tragedies, and intensely colorful personality, in a biography that is fitting of an American hero and legend.

My Turn At Bat

Author: Ted Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671634230
Size: 14.39 MB
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The author recounts his baseball career, both as a player and as a manager, and reflects on his accomplishments as a sports fisherman.

Zachary S Ball

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763650339
Size: 14.75 MB
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Dad takes Zachary to his first Boston Red Sox game, where they catch a ball and something magical happens.