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The Ted Williams' Hit List: The Ultimate Ranking of Baseball's Greatest Hitters
     

The Ted Williams' Hit List: The Ultimate Ranking of Baseball's Greatest Hitters

by Ted C. Williams, Jim Prime
 
Ted Williams, one of baseball's most revered players, ranks his 25 best hitters of all time, along with naming the almost-made-its and the should-have-beens. Using statistics and his personal expertise, Williams provides insight into not only the actual facts of these players' careers but their discipline and devotion to the game.

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Ted Williams, one of baseball's most revered players, ranks his 25 best hitters of all time, along with naming the almost-made-its and the should-have-beens. Using statistics and his personal expertise, Williams provides insight into not only the actual facts of these players' careers but their discipline and devotion to the game.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
No one is better qualified to choose baseball's greatest batters than Williams, the last major leaguer to hit over .400. With freelance writer Prime, he presents his list of the top 20, with also-rans and potential future candidates. He begins by repeating his often-quoted assertion that "Hitting a baseball is the single most difficult thing to do in sport" and then presents his views on the five attributes needed to become a great hitter: intelligence, courage, eyesight, power and timing. To him the ultimate statistic is production, according to which Williams ranks second only to Babe Ruth in the history of the game. The list itself contains few surprises, and there seems little to argue with in his choices, although fans of Reggie Jackson and Rod Carew will be disappointed. Photos. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570280788
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/20/1996
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.81(d)

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