Ted Williams' Hit List : The Best of the Best Ranks the Best of the Rest

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9780071421935: Ted Williams' Hit List : The Best of the Best Ranks the Best of the Rest

Ted's take on the top 25 sluggers of all time

Ted Williams, arguably the greatest pure hitter in baseball history, ranks his favorites for the top 25 sluggers of all time, from Babe Ruth to Josh Gibson. Originally published in 1996, Ted Williams' Hit List has sold thousands of copies, proving that when the master speaks, people listen. Here, he brings together statistical analysis, personal anecdotes, and a liberal dose of "Teddy Ballgame" bravado to offer insight into the swings and slams of sluggers past.

Williams discusses sluggers such as:

  • Lou Gehrig
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Ty Cobb
  • Stan Musial
  • Hank Aaron
  • "Shoeless" Joe Jackson
  • Willie Mays
  • Hank Greenberg
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Frank Robinson
  • Mike Schmidt

Totally repackaged in a handsome paperback volume, this indispensable bestseller from baseball's beloved "Splendid Splinter" will appeal to everyone who continues to be mesmerized by the Williams mystique.

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From the Back Cover:

"Ted loves talking about hitting and he knows what he's talking about."--Hank Aaron, Major League Baseball's All-Time Home Run King

The giants of hitting--legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio--make everyone's list. But it takes the batting savvy of the last man to hit .400 in a season to make the close calls between Hank Aaron and Willie Mays or to distinguish the great hitters from very good ones. Using statistical information and his personal expertise, legendary Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams gives you his no-holds-barred opinions on the best of the best. His sometimes surprising choices are based not only on players' career stats but also their discipline and devotion to the sport they love.

In this paperback edition of the bestselling Ted Williams' Hit List, "Teddy Ballgame" calls 'em as he sees 'em and offers his take on baseball giants such as:
• Ty Cobb • Rogers Hornsby • Willie Mays • Mickey Mantle • Mike Schmidt • • Stan Musial • "Shoeless" Joe Jackson • Hank Greenberg • Frank Robinson • Jimmie Foxx • Ralph Kiner • and more!

Williams also sounds off on the players who in his opinion should have been much better and reveals the names of the pitchers who gave him the most trouble. Alongside Williams' thoughts are photographs, many rarely published, of the greatest hitters of all time, including the Splendid Splinter himself. For fans of all ages, Ted Williams' Hit List offers a glimpse into the glorious past and serves as a valuable reminder of what is still great about our "National Pastime."

About the Author:

Ted Williams was one of the true legends of twentieth-century American sports. His instructional book, The Science of Hitting, is widely regarded as the bible on the subject. Major League Baseball recently named its All-Star MVP trophy after Williams.

Jim Prime, a long-suffering Red Sox fan, is the author of seven books, including Fenway Saved.

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