My conversation with John Wooden
An anecdote about Ted Williams and Ty Cobb was told on Tuesday afternoon in the living room of a legend, and so resumed the never-ending debate about who was the greatest hitter ever.
The man sitting at the center of attention was not prepared to take sides, but he was not about to give the title to Williams, either. "I don't know how you could overlook someone with a career batting average of .366," he said, citing the career batting average of Cobb. "Williams hit .344, and that wasn't as good as Rogers Hornsby, either."
He was right, of course. Hornsby ranks second all time.
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