Teddy Ballgame left his imprint on many people

Statistics don't begin to capture Ted Williams, a bigger-than-life, loud, vain, foul-mouthed and strongly opinionated man who felt there was only one way to do things, writes Jim Caple.

Originally Published: July 1, 2002
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

This is the best Ted Williams story I know.

"It's spring training with the Washington Senators, 1970, Pompano Beach, Florida,'' Twins bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek said. "We're running fundamentals drills. TW is the manager over there working with the outfielders. We're going over baserunning. We're going through the rundown.

"Now, Joe Camacho, who ran Ted Williams' summer camps in New England, got in an argument over rundowns with Nellie Fox, who played 21 seasons in the majors. ...

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