Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life

Dom DiMaggio speaks for all Bostonians when he writes in the foreword to this dazzling collection of essays about the Splendid Splinter, “Ted Williams was a fine man and a good friend. I'll miss him.” Williams’s life, from his rookie season in 1939 until he died last summer, is laid out through the words of some of this century's journalistic heavy hitters, including Al Hirschberg, John Updike, Robert Lipsyte, Stephen Jay Gould, and Peter Gammons. —Greg Lalas