Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams: A Library of America Special Publication

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams: A Library of America Special Publication

By: John Updike

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On September 28, 1960--a day that will live forever in the hearts of fans--Red Sox slugger Ted Williams stepped up to the plate for his last at-bat in Fenway Park. Seizing the occasion, he belted a solo home run--a storybook ending to a storied career.

In the stands that afternoon was twenty-eight-year-old John Updike, inspired by the moment to make his lone venture into the field of sports reporting. More than just a matchless account of that fabled final game, Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu is a brilliant evocation of Williams' entire tumultuous life in baseball.

Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the dramatic exit of baseball's greatest hitter, The Library of America presents a commemorative edition of Hub Fans, prepared by the author just months before his death. To the classic final version of the essay, long out-of-print, Updike added an autobiographical preface and a substantial new afterword.

Title: Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams: A Library of America Special Publication

Author Name: John Updike

Categories: Sports,

Publisher: Library of America: April 2010

ISBN Number: 1598530712

ISBN Number 13: 9781598530711

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 278683