Ken Williams: a slugger in Ruth’s shadow

Acknowledgments — Preface — Grants Pass and the Semi-Pro Life — O Canada: The Path to Pro Ball — Making a Name for Himself — A Small Taste of Cincinnati — Across the Ocean and Up the Ladder — The Minors, a Major War and the Big Leagues (Again) — Getting Established in St. Louis — Changing Style and Becoming a Top Slugger — “Who Makes Fans Forget about Babe Ruth?” — Starting the 30/30 Club — Setting Career Highs Amid Team Strife — Powered Off and Back On — One Pitch Changes Everything — Battling for Playing Time — Goodbye St. Louis, Hello … Boston? — Winding Down a Career — Back to the Minors — The Hometown Boy Returns to Grants Pass ; and St. Louis — Ken Williams’s Legacy — Appendix A: Career Statistics — Appendix B: Home Run Log — Appendix C: Articles Appearing Under Williams’s Byline — Bibliography — Index.;”Perhaps familiar today as an answer to sports trivia questions, Ken Williams (1890-1959) was once a celebrity who helped bring about a new kind of power baseball in the 1920s. This first ever biography of Williams covers his life and career, from his small town upbringing, to his unlikely foray into pro baseball, to his retirement years”–
Perhaps familiar today as an answer to sports trivia questions, Ken Williams (1890-1959) was once a celebrity who helped bring about a new kind of power baseball in the 1920s. One of the great sluggers of his era (and of all time), he beat Babe Ruth for the home run title in 1922, and became the first to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season that year. Later recognized for his accomplishments, he was considered for but not inducted into the Hall of Fame. This first-ever biography of Williams covers his life and career, from his small town upbringing, to his unlikely foray into pro baseball, to his retirement years, when he served as a police officer and ran a pool hall in his hometown.

Title: Ken Williams A Slugger in Ruth’s Shadow
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ISBN: 1476665354,9781476665351
Publisher: McFarland
Genre: Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History
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Pages: 280
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