Shoeless Joe Jackson Virtual Hall of Fame Main Page
Shoeless Joe Jackson Blue Line
Shoeless Joe Jackson Red Line
Joe's Life
The Facts
World Series
Shoeless Joe Jackson Red CurveShoeless Joe Jackson Page Description

Subject: "Rainy Night in Jersey"     Previous Topic | Next Topic
Printer-friendly copy     Email this topic to a friend    
Conferences VHOF News Topic #11
Reading Topic #11
Member since Jun-4-03
19 posts
Aug-16-03, 06:40 PM (EST)
Click to EMail bosstonefan1 Click to send private message to bosstonefan1 Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
"Rainy Night in Jersey"
Ted was the last HOF player to try to help Joe. whos gonna help now?
"Ted Williams was bigger than life to most of us who played baseball. There was something about him. He was the "John Wayne" of baseball, the "truth," especially, about hitting. I dug out my ole copy of "The Science of Hitting" -- we all have one -- just to make sure I still had it.

I have two Ted memories that I'll never forget: One, he honored me by including me in his top twenty five hitters of all-time; and two: one afternoon at the original 500 home run club memorabilia show in Atlantic City, he and I were alone in a room, signing bats for two hours. We argued about hitting. I said, "you should swing down." He said, "Slightly up." I said, "outside-in," and he said, "inside-out." I said, "hands," he said, "hips." Of course, I was only 36 and he was 65. Can you imagine two hours alone with Ted Williams and a room full of new bats? I'll never forget it. Ted Williams was a baseball hero like none other."
Mike Schmidt
Read about the petition that Ted and Feller Sent to the so called
"Commishinor" asking him to let Joe IN!

*Life is but a dream*

  Alert | IP Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Conferences | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic
Rate this topicRate this topic

shoeless joe jackson's virtual hall of fame
| Pictures | Joe Jackson Baseball Bat Offer | Batting Statistics | Fielding Statistics | Merchandise | News | The Facts |
| The Shoeless Joe Jackson Society | Related Links | Send us your comments | The Truth | Books | Tidbits | Timeline |
| The Eight Men | Vote | Frequently Asked Questions | The Quiz | Our View | 1917 World Series | 1919 World Series |
| VHOF Message Forum | Joe Jackson Virtual Greeting Card | Send Us Mail | Bibliography |