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My Turn at Bat: The Story of My Life (Fireside Sports Classics)

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Now available for the first time in years,My Turn at Batis Ted Williams' own story of his spectacular life and baseball career.An acclaimed best-seller,My Turn at Batnow features new photographs and, for the first time, Ted's reflections on his managing career and the state of baseball as it is played in the 1980s. It's all here in this brilliant, honest and sometimes angry autobiography -- Williams' childhood days in San Diego, his military service, his unforgettable major league baseball debut and ensuing Hall of Fame career that included two Triple Crowns, two Most Valuable Player awards, six batting championships, fiveSporting Newsawards as Major League Player of the Year, 521 lifetime homeruns and a .344 career batting average. And Williams tells his side of the controversies, from his battles with sportswriters and Boston fans to his single World Series performance and his career with the declining Red Sox of the 1950s.My Turn at Batbelongs in the library of everyone who loves Ted Williams, baseball, or great life stories well-told.Red Barber proclaimedMy Turn at Batto be: "One of the best baseball books I've ever read." John Leonard ofThe New York TimessaidMy Turn at Batwas "unbuttoned and wholly engaging...the portrait of an original who is unrepentant about being better than anyone else.
Product Details

Author: Ted Williams

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: Rep Sub)

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Touchstone

Release Date: 1988-03-15

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0671634232

ISBN13: 9780671634230