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Joan Joyce: the best Ted Williams ever faced

Joan Joyce recalls striking out Ted Williams

Originally Published: August 5, 2011
By Dave Scheiber

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Joan Joyce still remembers the night in vivid detail. The twilight sky above Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, Conn., was clear, the summer air thick with humidity and growing excitement on that August evening in 1961.

Some 17,000 spectators from in and around the working-class, metal-manufacturing city packed the old minor league ballpark. The 1930s-era park seated only half that number, so the crowd spilled onto the field, 10 rows deep, for a glimpse of history ...

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