Ted Williams, My Father LP

Ted Williams, My Father LP : A Memoir

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In this poignant memoir, Claudia Williams, the last surviving child of legendary Boston Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Ted Williams, tells her father's story, including never-before-told anecdotes about his life on and off the field that reveal the flesh and blood man behind "The Kid."

Born after her father retired from baseball, Claudia Williams grew up with little idea that her dad was one of the most revered sports figures of all time--until she finally saw him in uniform at Fenway Park, receiving the adulation of thousands of fans.

Now in this moving and surprising memoir, Claudia offers an unexpected look at Ted Williams, viewed from a unique and fresh perspective. Here she recalls her childhood growing up with a baseball legend after his heyday, capturing their loving yet tumultuous relationship, and shares the beloved stories he passed on to her. Reconciling his talent on the field with his life off of it, Claudia reveals the myriad passions--including baseball and much more--which shaped who he was. She also speaks candidly for the first time about his controversial choice to be cryogenically preserved after his death.

Complete with sixteen pages of never-before-seen color photographs, told with sincerity and heart, Claudia William's poignant memoir is a love letter to New England and one of its greatest sons--Ted Williams--the champion, the man, and most importantly, the father.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 153 x 230 x 25mm | 540g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062298836
  • 9780062298836

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Claudia Williams first heard the crowds of Fenway Park scream her father's name two decades after he retired from the game. The world knew him as Ted Williams, The Kid, and Teddy Ballgame; at age ten, Claudia only knew him as Dad.

Now, in this tender and surprising memoir, Claudia recounts her life with the Hall of Famer. Having the larger-than-life "Kid" as a father was never boring, and alongside her older brother, John-Henry, Claudia learned to navigate their father's hot temper and eccentricities to get to know the great man beneath. From proving herself as a daughter to ultimately becoming Ted Williams's caretaker and confidant, Claudia eventually formed a bond with her father built on love, respect, and loyalty. For the first time, Claudia addresses the rumors that her family faced and details the full story behind Ted Williams's controversial choice to be cryogenically preserved.

Complete with sixteen pages of photos, Ted Williams, My Father is a love letter to Claudia's lost dynasty and her greatest hero, Ted Williams.
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Review quote

In her forthright, uncompromising but loving memoir Claudia Williams recalls life with her famous father Few sports figures have attracted as many authors as Ted Williams; there are Ted books aplenty. But this memoir truly stands out, simply because it offers insights no other author could. --Boston Globe"
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