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Friday, 31 October 2014
Ted Williams: Throw the Heat; Hold the Tortillas!
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by J.A. Marzán (November 2014)

 

Of Ted Williams, the last .400 hitter, there is no debate over his status among baseball gods and genuine American heroes. Still, in life he invited detractors by carrying the arrogance of the greatness he knew he had since he was a kid. A Youtube video describes him as “overrated,” its author not forgiving the two times that Williams spat at fans. This attitude problem put off the press so that when he had planned to retire, on the advice of a fan, he reconsidered and kept playing to pump up his numbers to surpass the impressive 500 home-run mark and thereby pressure those journalists not disposed to voting him into the Hall of Fame in the first round.  more>>>

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Posted on 10/31/2014 8:17 AM by NER
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22 Oct 2016
Send an emailBill Nowlin

A very interesting article that I am going to have to read a time or two, to better digest the material.

I would that it be better proofread, to ensure that the name "Venzor" is spelled correctly, except in the one place it should be "Venzer."  While at it, my own name is spelled two different ways.



1 Nov 2014
Send an emailpedro miranda
Congratulations, another stone unearthed on the great pyramid of the americans south of the melting pot.