New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1988.
First Fireside Edition. Paperback.
Signed by Ted Williams in blue ink on page facing title page.
Fireside Sport Classic. New Edition. First Fireside Edition, Third Printing.
This new edition features new photographs and the addition of Ted Williams' reflections on his managerial career and the state of baseball in the 1980s. His autobiography spans his childhood days in San Diego, his military service, his unparalleled 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. Williams relates his side of the storied 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. John Leonard of the NYT described the book as "the portrait of an original who is unrepentant about being better than anyone else."Very Good. Item #901007
5-7/16 x 8-3/8”, stiff pictorial wrappers, appendix with Ted Williams records at the end of his career, index, illustrated with photographs.
Laminate over paper wrappers has a few creases, two previous owner’s circular embossed stamp on signature page (not affecting signature), owner’s place and date publisher’s logo page, a very good copy of a desirable collectible.