The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

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Hardcover, Little Brown & Co, 2013, ISBN13 9780316614351, ISBN10 0316614351

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At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for.

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 500 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 WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him--and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 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.

THE KID is biography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hit a home run. Bradlee's marvelous book clears the fences, too.

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Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publish Date: Dec 03, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780316614351
ISBN-10: 0316614351
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 864
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.72
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.5 x 2.0
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