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The Kid - The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

Ben Bradlee

At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him--and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a God in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not. THE KID is biography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hit a home run. Bradlee's marvelous book clears the fences, too.

At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him--and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a God in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not. THE KID is biography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hit a home run. Bradlee's marvelous book clears the fences, too.
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At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him--and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a God in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not. THE KID is biography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hit a home run. Bradlee's marvelous book clears the fences, too.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dave Mallow

Length:

35h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

59:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:10:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

52:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:01:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:08:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:30:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:11:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:11:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:35:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:08:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

56:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:29:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:28:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:11:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:00:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:07:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:41:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:18:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

44:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:06:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

47:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:16:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

51:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

36:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

57:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

51:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:45