Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

I (Evander) find myself addicted to old television programs, like the whimsical yet sophisticated “What’s My Line,” which, in the “Mystery Challenger” portions can be found on YouTube by calling up almost any famous person, especially from the entertainment world, from the period of its (U.S.-network-TV record) run: 1950-67. Here is one of the best. “Mystery Challenger” Ted Williams always said he wanted fathers to point him out on the street and say: “Son, there goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.” Check out this broadcast from 1954. Nota: It is Random House founder and publisher Bennett Cerf who puts all the clues and pieces together as the Boston Red Sox had come from behind earlier in the day to beat the hometown New York Yankees by a score of 10-9.

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