The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ben Bradlee Jr
Narrator: Dave Mallow
Genres: Sports & Recreation, Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Published In: December 2013
# of Units: 30 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
Ratings:
Tell Your Friends:

Overview

Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His stats would be even higher if he had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his twenty-two years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across Americaand 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Jr, Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee, Jr., spent twenty-five years at the Boston Globe as a reporter and editor, overseeing as deputy managing editor, among many critically acclaimed stories, the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.