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From the August 20, 1940, edition of the Telegraph-Herald in Dubuque, Iowa. A "one-minute interview" with Ted Williams, by Eddie Brietz (who I'm guessing is an AP writer):


The Kid was two weeks shy of his 22nd birthday at the time.

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FrankL
1/11
Fraud, fiction, and heresy, sheer heresy. I know for a fact that it would have been the NYY (ducking).
Lespaul1
1/11
Wow. I like how even at that young age he's still so self confident. Imagine a guy like like hitting the FA market at 22 in this day and age?! Yowza.
jfranco77
1/11
Wow, what would he get as a free agent after 2 amazing seasons? 12 years, 330 million?
lgranillo
1/11
If he were on the Rays, it'd probably be a 7 yr, $45 million deal or something else equally ridiculous...
vtadave
1/12
Dodgers had an OF of Pete Reiser, Joe Medwick, and Dixie Walker in 1941. Each had a WAR of 5.9 or greater, but perhaps the Dodgers could have made room for Ted. :-)