Monday, October 10, 2011

Buck O'Neil's All-Time Baseball Team

Joe Posnanksi, curator not only of sports, but of history, culture, and what is truly good.

In moment of homersexual weakness, here is his pick for left field:
"Greatest pure hitter I ever saw. And a wonderful man. Wonderful. I think Ted Williams is as big a reason as any that the Hall of Fame started putting Negro Leaguers in (he asked for that during his Hall of Fame speech). All you need to know about Ted Williams is this: His teammates loved him. They absolutely loved him. Joe DiMaggio, his teammates didn't all love him. But they loved Ted Williams. Great player, man. Great player."

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