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In this collection of reminiscences, recollections and anecdotes of Ted by people from all walks of life, become ...
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In this collection of reminiscences, recollections and anecdotes of Ted by people from all walks of life, become acquainted with the diamond great's many personas. Hear from those who knew him as a decorated Marine fighter pilot, share the insights of others who've observed him in the solitude of a fishing pool on New Brunswick's Miramichi River. Explore the fictional Ted through excerpts from a variety of works. Read as Field of Dreams author W.P. Kinsella contributes an original, wonderfully stylized fictional account of a meeting between Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Splendid Splinter.
Everyone from President George Bush to astronaut John Glenn offers his thoughts. Fellow hitters recall Ted's intensity at the plate. Pitchers relive the trauma of facing Ted in a clutch situation. Fishermen and hunters talk of his skill with rifle and rod.
All entries are rendered articulate in their genuine expression of affection and respect for Ted Williams. That is the common bond of this book. Complemented by a tasteful variety of photographs and artwork, this is a true classic reflecting the many facets of an American legend.