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There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived - Matt Tavares Another all-star in the line-up from Matt Tavares. (I couldn't resist.) The story of the greatest baseball hitter who ever lived, Ted Williams, the skinny teenager who rose rapidly through the ranks of major league baseball to sustain an incredible hitting career despite serving in two wars. Matt Tavares brings the legend to life in telling this inspiring story, illustrated with incredibly evocative art. In the author's note at the back, Matt talks about how Ted Williams was his own father's hero ballplayer and how he grew up listening to the stories his father would tell about Ted's games. Matt also goes into more detail about the real person, not just the iconic legend, and shows that despite flaws that make anyone human, Ted Williams was remarkable by any measure.