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THE MEANING OF TED WILLIAMS
Robert Creamer
November 07, 2007
IN '56 THE KID WAS AT SPRING TRAINING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE KOREA
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November 07, 2007

The Meaning Of Ted Williams

IN '56 THE KID WAS AT SPRING TRAINING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE KOREA

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Somehow, it did not appear that he had entirely convinced White, who was still looking at the distant outfield fence.

The high regard his teammates feel for Ted Williams is not based solely on aesthetic appreciation of Williams's great skill with a bat, though no ballplayer could watch Williams's hitting and not admire it. No, for the Red Sox the presence of Williams in spring training means something else: very possibly the fulfillment of a dream that was last frustrated in the 1946 World Series. Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees was, with considerable logic, named Most Valuable Player in the American League last year, but let no one tell you that any player in the league means more to his team's chances of success than Theodore Samuel Williams.

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