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The Kid : the immortal life of Ted Williams

Author: Ben Bradlee, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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: Biographies
Named Person: Ted Williams; Ted Williams; Ted Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Bradlee, Jr.
ISBN: 9780316614351 0316614351
OCLC Number: 843858721
Description: viii, 855 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 -- --
Spiraling --
Alcor --
Foreboding --
July 5, 2002 --
The pact.
Responsibility: Ben Bradlee, Jr.


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"A work of obvious journalistic muscle and diligence, The Kid provides documentary evidence on every page to bolster the book's presumption that Williams was, to use the clich , larger than Read more...

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