Me and Ted

 

Tommy and Ted Williams.JPGI was so fortunate to be friends with Ted Williams.  I loved Ted, as he was an outstanding player and a great friend.  One of my favorite memories of Ted was when he called me to let me konw that I was to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

“I thought I was the only guy who loved you in Cooperstown,” he said.  “But I was wrong, everybody here loves you.  Congratulations, welcome to the Hall of Fame.”

Over the years we had many great times togeter.  Once I asked him about one of my players who needed some help hitting.

“Ted, I’ve got a player who can’t hit the high fastballs.  What should I tell him to do?”

“Tell him not to swing at them,” he said.

During Spring Training one year I brought him to Dodgertown in Vero Beach.  I introduced him to the players and the coaches, and before the game they introduced him and of course the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Although he’s gone, I will always remember him as one of the greatest hitters that ever lived, and of course as one of my greatest friends.

 

 

1 Comment

Tommy,
I love your black and white pictures.
I was wonderful seeing you at the breakfast for the Dodgerlife event Like I told you, I don’t know how you do it. You have such energy. I know, I know, you said “you love what you do” And we Dodger love you Tommy
Take care,
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

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