United Press, 1940: "Possibly the most engaging personality in baseball.... His boyish enthusiasm, his twinkling eyes, his burning ambition...."
Jack Miley, PM, 1940: "If his noodle swells another inch, he won't be able to get his hat on without a shoe horn."
Arthur Daley, NY Times, 1953: "The Boston sportswriters, forced into daily contact with him, feuded with him constantly. His loathing for them was monumental."
Tom Meany, Collier's, 1954: "Contrary to the general opinion that Williams eats sportswriters for breakfast, Ted numbers some reporters as his friends."
John Chamberlain, Life, 1946: "Ted is supremely single-minded about his hitting.... Even though [he] has yet to learn the art of hitting them where they ain't, he still regards himself as the greatest hitter in the world. His special quality is to care so intensely about his profession that he hates himself when he falls short of perfection."