Ted Williams ran headlong into conformist baseball culture and became an early casualty in the Players With Personality vs. Fun Police battle that still rages today.
From Ted Williams and Lou Boudreau to Anthony Rizzo and Brandon Moss, there’s more to the shift than meets the eye.
Great small-sample seasons might not be the most valuable, but they’re often among the most entertaining.
Can Josh Hamilton or David Wright do it? And what does ‘it’ really mean?