In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
I read the Montville bio of Ted Williams. I seem to be in the minority on this, but I found the story of Ted Williams to be a little sad and depressing. In spite of all his on-the-field success, Williams did not seem to me to be a happy person. There was a lot of frustration in his baseball career, with the heartbreaking losses in 1946, 1948 and 1949 and his own failures in his one WS appearance. And the beating he took from the Boston press was just horrific. We might think there is negativity in the Boston sports press now, but it's got nothing on what Williams went through.
Williams' personal life also struck me as a bit sad. At the end of the day I got the feeling that his happiest times were when he was retired and 'gone fishing' to his heart's content.
[/QUOTE]Back about 40+ years ago, my wife and I walked into the Hancock (NH) Inn dining room. It was empty except for two guys at a small window table. Around Thanksgiving time, and cold. We had a sandwich, and before we finished up, I went to the john. On the way back, I stopped by his table, and said thanks for all the great memories. We had a few words about nothing. When we got ready to leave, the waitress came over and told me that TW had picked up our check. Somehow his shotarming the the left field stands didn't seem very important.
As I recall, it was Cashman and, even, Bill Cunningham who were his worst "press". Any of that in the bios?