Yount and Brett get grilled by Ted Williams:
Here is my story that aired last night on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
During Induction Weekend at the Hall of Fame, when the ceremony is over they have a dinner for just the hall of famers and the commissioner. We were inducting Robin Yount and George Brett in, so I figured I’d have those two guys sit with Ted Williams at the dinner.
If you have ever been with Ted Williams you know how intimidating he can be.
So Yount and Brett are sitting with Ted, and they are scared. Ted is asking them all kinds of questions about hitting.
“How many times do you think the ball spins?”
“How fast is the pitchers arm?”
“How does the wind affect the pitch?”
Yount and Brett didn’t have any answers, even though they both are in the 3,000 hit club.
“You guys are dummies,” said Williams. “But welcome to Cooperstown.”
When Ted had questions, you better have the answers or he would get all over you.