Sport: Old Faces

When he was hitting, it never occurred to anybody to give Boston's big, bad Ted Williams any batting advice. But when he hit a slump, everybody had a helpful idea. Someone suggested that he back away from the plate a few inches more. Snarled Williams: "I get all that sort of advice from newspapermen who can't hit, from pitchers and from .250 hitters. I'm not changing my position at the plate."

His slump began in last year's World Series, and a winter's brooding about it didn't help. Before the 1947 season was well along, American League pitchers, who once quivered at the...

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