Tag Archives: Ted Williams

Book Asks Why Stan Musial is Largely Forgotten
Baseball and Football

Book Asks Why Stan Musial is Largely Forgotten

Stan Musial played as well as Ted Williams or Joe DiMaggio, and was a much nicer person. Why is he forgotten except by fans over 60, or in St. Louis?

“New Yorker” Sports Writing Is As Much About Writing as Sports
Baseball and Football

“New Yorker” Sports Writing Is As Much About Writing as Sports

A collection of sports writing from “The New Yorker” showcases great athletes, events, and the best modern non-fiction writers of our time.

Fifty-six, four-oh-six, nineteen forty one
Baseball and Football

Fifty-six, four-oh-six, nineteen forty one

In 1941, the last baseball season before World War II, Ted Williams had a batting average of .406. Joe DiMaggio got a hit in 56 consecutive games. No one has hit .400 since, and the closest anyone ever came to DiMaggio’s streak is 44.

A Reader-Friendly Introduction to Modern Baseball Statistical Analysis
Baseball and Football

A Reader-Friendly Introduction to Modern Baseball Statistical Analysis

Modern statistical analysis of baseball record, “sabermetrics,” has revolutionanized the game. A team of experts has put together an introduction to sabermetrics for people afraid of numbers.

Dominic DiMaggio, Joe’s Kid Brother, Also Starred in Center Field
Baseball and Football

Dominic DiMaggio, Joe’s Kid Brother, Also Starred in Center Field

Dominic DiMaggio, known as “Joe’s kid brother,” was a great center fielder and solid hitter. He had a 33-game hitting streak the same year Joe hit in 56 consecutive games.