There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre — just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his swing every... show more
A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre — just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his swing every chance he got. He did fingertip push-ups. He ate a lot of food. He practiced his swing again. And then practiced it some more. From his days playing ball in North Park as a kid to his unmatched .406 season in 1941 to his heroic tours of duty as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, the story of Teddy Ballgame is the story of an American hero. In this engrossing biography, a companion to Henry Aaron’s Dream, Matt Tavares makes Ted Williams’s life story accessible to a whole new generation of fans who are sure to admire the hard work, sacrifice, and triumph of the greatest hitter who ever lived.
Publish date: February 12th 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
I know nothing about baseball. I grew up in Alvin, Texas in the sixties. When I grew up, I went to work teaching out-of-town and the first thing people said to me when I introduced myself was whether I knew Nolan Ryan. "Who is Nolan Ryan?" I asked.So don't think that I adore this book just because I...
An admiring, revealing portrait of the legendary Red Sox slugger who also had a distinguished military career. Includes career stats and a bibliography.
Another all-star in the line-up from Matt Tavares. (I couldn't resist.) The story of the greatest baseball hitter who ever lived, Ted Williams, the skinny teenager who rose rapidly through the ranks of major league baseball to sustain an incredible hitting career despite serving in two wars. Matt Ta...