Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams: Baseball's Greatest Player and Baseball's Greatest Hitter

Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams Baseball s Greatest Player and Baseball s Greatest Hitter Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams distinct but similar type players were arguably Baseball s Greatest Player and Basevall s Greatest Hitter In their first major league seasons Joe scored a rookie recor
  • Title: Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams: Baseball's Greatest Player and Baseball's Greatest Hitter
  • Author: Dom Forker
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  • Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams: Baseball's Greatest Player and Baseball's Greatest Hitter
    Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, distinct but similar type players, were arguably Baseball s Greatest Player and Basevall s Greatest Hitter In their first major league seasons, Joe scored a rookie record 132 runs, and Ted drove home a rookie record 145 runs More than seventy years later, their records still stand Joe should have batted.400 in 1939 Ted did hit.406 in 19Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, distinct but similar type players, were arguably Baseball s Greatest Player and Basevall s Greatest Hitter In their first major league seasons, Joe scored a rookie record 132 runs, and Ted drove home a rookie record 145 runs More than seventy years later, their records still stand Joe should have batted.400 in 1939 Ted did hit.406 in 1941 Batting.412 in early September, the Clipper suffered a serious eye infection, and his average plummeted to 381, which was still 21 points higher than Jimmie Foxx, the runner up hitter in the batting race The year 1941 was a mystical one in baseball history DiMag hit safely in a record 56 consecutive games During Joe s sensational run, Ted out hit him,.412 to.406 Unbelievably, at the All Star Game, Joe s streak stood at 48 consecutive games, and Ted was batting.404 You can believe that they got the attention of the other Stars that year Ted won Triple Crowns but not MVP awards in both 1942 and 1947 There are two stories there Joe beat out Ted in the 1947 voting, 202 to 201 The Kid hit the game winning walk off home run in the 1941 All Star Game In the 1946 Mid summer Classic, he got four hits, including two home runs, one of them the first ever four base blast off Rip Sewell s celebrated eephus ball pitch Early in 1947, co owner Dan Topping of the Yankees and owner Tom Yawkey of the Red Sox agreed on an even up trade of Joe for Ted If it had been made, it would have altered baseball history considerably Joe and Ted were known for their gallant comebacks In his last three years 1949 1951 , the Clipper returned from either injury or illness to lead the Yankees to three consecutive world titles In his last three games of the 1951 World Series, his final one, he batted.545 with one home run and five RBI In his last major league at bat, he doubled off the right center field wall at Yankee Stadium He broke into the majors by playing on four consecutive world championship clubs In 1946, back from World War II, Ted hit the first pitch that he had seen in four years for a 460 foot home run Incredibly, he hit a home run in his last at bat before he left for the Korean Conflict and in his first full game back from Korea Ted came five hits shy of batting.400 for the fourth time in 1957 Yes, fourth time He hit.388 to win the batting title at the record age of 39 Overall, he won six batting crowns Realistically, he could have won 12 titles The Kid, in his last major league at bat, hit a farewell home run at Fenway Park During his career he hit 92 game winning home runs Joe, in his last major league game, a World Series clincher, got intentionally walked twice Joe and Ted were even linked by the numbers that they wore on their backs In his rookie season, Joe wore Number 9 Ted s number , and in spring training of his rookie year, Ted wore Number 5 Joe s number Today some people call them Number 5 and Number 9
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  • I gave this a 4.5 review on Audible This was a good book about JD and TW and Baseball I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook It had a lot of neat information about Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio that I didn t know as well as other players The additional appendixes were really neat also Records, milestones, conversations I found it to be relaxing which is one of the reasons I love baseball.I grew up watching baseball with my family and going to games and I enjoy it to this day Baseball holds [...]



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