There Goes Ted Williams

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763627898
Size: 17.68 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: 20.15 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.

No Easy Way

Author: Fred Bowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101642665
Size: 13.63 MB
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Ted Williams hit .406 for the season in 1941? a feat not matched since. In this inspirational picture book, authentic sportswriting and rich, classic illustrations bring to life the truly spectacular story of the Red Sox legend, whose hard work and perseverance make him the perfect role model for baseball enthusiasts of all ages.

My Turn At Bat

Author: Ted Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671634230
Size: 14.21 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.

Ted Williams

Author: Leigh Montville
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385507493
Size: 20.12 MB
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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.

Science Of Hitting

Author: Ted Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671621032
Size: 17.25 MB
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Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

Becoming Babe Ruth

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763656461
Size: 18.18 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.