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Facing Ted Williams

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“The Splendid Splinter,” “Teddy Ballgame,” “The Kid”—no matter the nickname, Ted Williams was one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball history. He was the last man to hit .400 in a single season, a nineteen-time All-Star, a two-time MVP and Triple Crown award winner, and an inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 . . . all while serving his country in World War II and the Korean War. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Ted Williams aims to offer a different perspective with testimonials from teammates and opponents alike on how Williams was regarded among his peers. See Ted Williams through the eyes of pitchers struggling to put a fastball past his bat, the infielders and outfielders adjusting their positions in the hopes that they can fill the hole where a frozen rope might land, and the catchers as they strategize a Williams at-bat, pitch-by-pitch. Facing Ted Williams provides riveting insights from many baseball legends, including: Bob Feller Mudcat Grant Bobby Richardson Don Larsen Bob Friend And many more! Whether you’re a Red Sox fanatic, a casual baseball fan, or perhaps just an admirer of the fabled war hero and slugger, this book is sure to be a fresh and compelling look at this classic baseball icon. Much like Williams himself, Facing Ted Williams is sure to be a home run for all walks of baseball fandom, so don’t swing and miss! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Ted Williams

Author : Leigh Montville
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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.

Ted Williams

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Ted Williams (1918?2002) was a paradox. His cool, controlled, and patient attitude while at the plate was incongruous with his explosive, unpredictable temper out of the batter?s box. With a swing that was both admired and feared, Williams has been called the greatest hitter of the last half of the twentieth century and was perhaps the greatest left-handed hitter of all time. In this biography Michael Seidel explores the complexities of the mercurial personality and amazing career of the near-mythic ?Splendid Splinter.? ø With the death of Williams in the summer of 2002, baseball lost one of its true greats. Yet controversy continued to surround Williams in death as news of a bizarre family dispute over the fate of Williams?s body captivated the country. In a new foreword to this edition, the author discusses the odd events surrounding the ballplayer?s death and their significance to the legend of Ted Williams.

Still Pitching

Author : Jim Kaat
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He pitched to Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. His career spanned three commissioners, four decades and five times in six cities. Before he becomes elected to the baseball Hall of Fame, learn about the fascinating career of one of the most unheralded hurlers.

Ted Williams

Author : Arthur Sampson
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Ted Williams

Author : Ray Robinson
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The life and career of the well known Boston Red Sox champion hitter and outfielder.

1939 Baseball s Tipping Point

Author : Talmage Boston
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Baseball has never had a more important year than 1939, when events and people came together to reshape the game like never before. The author explains why that special year proved to be absolutely pivotal for our national pastime and its greatest heroes, as baseball’s golden age met its modern era. Every chapter stands alone as a separate vignette, yet each intertwine to convey baseball’s magic. Expert commentary, eyewitness reports, and candid facts uncovered through years of research illustrate how the role models of 1939 have stood the test of time as authentic heroes. Gehrig, DiMaggio, Williams, Feller, and Paige stand tall as men of remarkable achievement on the field, while events off the field—the grand opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the debut of baseball on television, and the formation of Little League Baseball—solidify 1939’s landmark stature in history.

Ted Williams Hit List

Author : Ted Williams
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The giants of hitting -- legends like Ruth, Hornsby and DiMaggio -- make everyone's list. But it takes the batting of the last man to hit .400 to make the close calls between Aaron and Mays, or determine the difference between a very good and a great hitter. Using statistical information and his personal expertise, Williams provides insights not only into the careers of those that he considers to be the all-time greats, but also the rising stars of baseball. Included with Williams' thoughts are photographs, many never published before, of the greatest hitters of all time, including the Splendid Splinter himself. For fans of all ages, Ted Williams' Hit List offers a glimpse into the glorious past of the sport and serves as a reminder of all that is still great about the "Great American Pastime.

Science of Hitting

Author : Ted Williams
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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

The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations

Author : Wayne Stewart
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Here’s what former Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck had to say about baseball: “This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There’s time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.” That’s just one of the thousands of quotes gathered in this gigantic collection, and they include some of the wisest, wittiest comments made on America’s national pastime. Edited by Wayne Stewart, a sports writer with almost 30 years of experience and 20 books to his name, and with a Foreword by Roger Kahn, who wrote the seminal book on baseball, The Boys of Summer, this anthology includes observations from players, managers, owners, writers, fans, and more. Among the greats whose thoughts are here to savor: Hank Aaron, Satchel Paige, Babe Ruth, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Derek Jeter, Don Zimmer, Roger Angell, Red Barber, George Will, and countless others. This is a great gift book for any baseball fan! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Photo Finishes

Author : Michael E. Goodman
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Presents true sports stories of victory snatched from the jaws of defeat.

Ted Williams Hit List The Best of the Best Rank

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"Ted loves talking about hitting and he knows what he's talking about."--Hank Aaron, Major League Baseball's All-Time Home Run King The giants of hitting--legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio--make everyone's list. But it takes the batting savvy of the last man to hit .400 in a season to make the close calls between Hank Aaron and Willie Mays or to distinguish the great hitters from very good ones. Using statistical information and his personal expertise, legendary Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams gives you his no-holds-barred opinions on the best of the best. His sometimes surprising choices are based not only on players' career stats but also their discipline and devotion to the sport they love. In this paperback edition of the bestselling "Ted Williams' Hit List," "Teddy Ballgame" calls 'em as he sees 'em and offers his take on baseball giants such as: - Ty Cobb - Rogers Hornsby - Willie Mays - Mickey Mantle - Mike Schmidt - - Stan Musial - "Shoeless" Joe Jackson - Hank Greenberg - Frank Robinson - Jimmie Foxx - Ralph Kiner - and more! Williams also sounds off on the players who in his opinion should have been much better and reveals the names of the pitchers who gave him the most trouble. Alongside Williams' thoughts are photographs, many rarely published, of the greatest hitters of all time, including the Splendid Splinter himself. For fans of all ages, "Ted Williams' Hit List" offers a glimpse into the glorious past and serves as a valuable reminder of what is still great about our "National Pastime."

Baseball s Great Moments

Author : Joseph L. Reichler
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Chronicles memorable moments of postwar major league baseball.

Baseball s Great Moments

Author : Jack T. Clary
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Baseball s Great Moments 1988

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Recounts the most memorable events of postwar major league baseball, featuring the careers of such baseball greats as Bob Feller, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Mazeroski, and Roberto Clemente

Baseballs Great Moments

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The Louisville Slugger Book of Game Breaker Baseball How to Master 30 of the Game s Most Difficult Plays

Author : John Monteleone
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The first guide to help you get to the next level of baseball play To continue advancing up the ladder of competition, you need to master the game's advanced skills and techniques, those exciting plays that surface at crucial moments in competition and bring victory--the game-breaker plays and skills. The Louisville Slugger® Book of Game-Breaker Baseball moves beyond the basics. It features step-by-step instructions supplemented by major-league players explaining their styles in making the same plays. This book: Teaches you 30 key skills illustrated with 150 high-quality photographs Offers you a complete blueprint if you want to play at the game's higher skill levels Provides approximate ages to master the skills and how long it should take to learn them

Baseball s Golden Greeks

Author : Diamantis Zervos
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Perfect

Author : Ronald A. Mayer
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Ted Williams

Author : Roland Lazenby
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When people think of baseball they think of Ted Williams and his .406 batting average, still standing since 1941. His incomparable ability to hit a baseball would set him above and apart all other baseball greats.