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.
As I recall, it was Cashman and, even, Bill Cunningham who were his worst "press". Any of that in the bios?