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The kid : the immortal life of Ted Williams, Ben Bradlee, Jr

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The kid : the immortal life of Ted Williams
Title
The kid
Title remainder
the immortal life of Ted Williams
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Ben Bradlee, Jr
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eng
Summary
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 than any player before him, and traveled a long way himself, as this biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his twenty-two years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America, and shocked them, too. His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a god in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not
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Title
The kid
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A biography of the baseball legend discusses his status as the best hitter in the history of the sport, his five years away from baseball to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea, and how he spent most of his life hiding his Mexican heritage
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individual biography
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10231883
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.W5
LC item number
B73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the immortal life of Ted Williams
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Ben Bradlee, Jr
The kid : the immortal life of Ted Williams, Ben Bradlee, Jr
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The kid : the immortal life of Ted Williams, Ben Bradlee, Jr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [801]-831) and index
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 -- Hitter.net -- Spiraling -- Alcor -- Foreboding -- July 5, 2002 -- The pact -- Appendix I. Ted Williams's lifetime statistics -- Appendix II. People who were interviewed for "The kid."
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ocn843858721
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 855 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316614351
Lccn
2013028253
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)843858721

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