My Turn at Bat

The Story of My Life

About The Book

Now available for the first time in years, My Turn at Bat is Ted Williams' own story of his spectacular life and baseball career.
An acclaimed best-seller, My Turn at Bat now features new photographs and, for the first time, Ted's reflections on his managing career and the state of baseball as it is played in the 1980s. It's all here in this brilliant, honest and sometimes angry autobiography -- Williams' childhood days in San Diego, his military service, his unforgettable major league baseball debut and ensuing Hall of Fame career that included two Triple Crowns, two Most Valuable Player awards, six batting championships, five Sporting News awards as Major League Player of the Year, 521 lifetime homeruns and a .344 career batting average. And Williams tells his side of the controversies, from his battles with sportswriters and Boston fans to his single World Series performance and his career with the declining Red Sox of the 1950s.
My Turn at Bat belongs in the library of everyone who loves Ted Williams, baseball, or great life stories well-told.
Red Barber proclaimed My Turn at Bat to be: "One of the best baseball books I've ever read." John Leonard of The New York Times said My Turn at Bat was "unbuttoned and wholly engaging...the portrait of an original who is unrepentant about being better than anyone else."

About The Author

Ted Williams won the American League batting championship six times and was given a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He was the last man to bat .400 in major league baseball and has been considered America’s leading sports fisherman. With John Underwood, he coauthored Fishing “The Big Three” and his autobiography, My Turn at Bat.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (March 15, 1988)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671634230

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Raves and Reviews

"One of the best baseball books I've ever read."–Red Barber

"An absolute smash!" –Larry King

"[U]nbuttoned and wholly engaging...the portrait of an original who is unrepentant about being better than anyone else." –The New York Times

 "Bristles with hate, ego and unsparing bluntness." –The Philadelphia Bulletin

 "Williams emerges as an honest chronicler of an interesting American career, with the blemishes plain as well as the mighty accomplishments." –Cleveland Plain Dealer

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