The hitter had a swing so pure and flawless that Mickey Mantle would watch him take batting practice. But he was also a tormented soul who hurt a lot of people, including himself. Ben Bradlee Jr. delivers a deeply personal account of Williams' life in The Kid.
In a new memoir, the Major League Baseball catcher opens up about getting drafted in the 62nd round, his feud with Roger Clemens and what it's like to go into retirement. Leaving the game, he says, was "like a small death."
Doug Glanville is a former major league baseball player with an engineering degree from an Ivy League school who writes about baseball for The New York Times. Glanville's new book, The Game From Where I Stand, is an insider's look at the world of professional sports.