Language: English Brand New. 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. N° de réf. du libraire
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.
During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams electrified crowds across America. 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 product of more than ten years of research and writing, THE KID finally brought the real Ted Williams to life. Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s magnum opus is a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. Greeted with uproarious acclaim, the book immediately hit the New York Times bestseller list. Now in paperback, it should have a career as long and spectacular career as The Kid himself.
Titre : The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks
Date d'édition : 2013
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
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Description du livre Hachette Audio and AudioGO, 2013. Audio CD. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1478926643
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