Ted Williams

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.? Ac 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.Late in 1941 he had been setting up annuities for his mother from his baseball salary a€” projected out in a big jump at $30, 000 per year a€” and he ... The attorney contacted a man by the name of Wendell Rogers, a Selective Service advisor.

Title:Ted Williams
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2003

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