521: The Story of Ted Williams' Home Runs.
It's a thick one. 369 pages. Not quite a page a home run, but there's a lot packed into those pages. Where he hit it. Who he hit it off. The age of the pitcher and whether he was a lefty or a righty. The game situation at the time. Where the ball went.
“Hitting a baseball – I’ve said it a thousand times – is the single most difficult thing to do in sport.” – Ted Williams, The Science of Hitting
“I wanted to be the hitter who could hit every pitch out of the park.” – Ted Williams, remembering himself at age 12
“Boy, I feel great. There ain’t nothing like hittin’ a home run!” – Ted Williams, quoted after winning the 1941 All-Star Game with a ninth-inning come-from-behind homer.
The book tells the story of each and every one of Ted's 521 homers in the majors.
And I don't stop there. I get into writing about his homers in the All-Star Games, in exhibition games, in spring training games, in the minor leagues, even in high school. Anything I could think of regarding Ted Williams and home runs. This is the place.
Guess what? The book is for sale, too! You can get a hard copy from Amazon, or download an e-book.