Burgos: The case against identifying Ted Williams as Latino

From SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr. at La Vida Baseball on October 8, 2018:

Ted Williams was many things.

“The Splendid Splinter” was a decorated fighter pilot who flew missions in World War II and Korean War and possessed perhaps the sweetest lefty swing in Major League Baseball history.

Williams can also be celebrated as the man who changed the National Baseball Hall of Fame through what he said during his Induction Speech in 1966, opening the door for Negro League stars to join major leaguers in Cooperstown.

But was Williams baseball’s first Latino superstar?

Read the full article here: https://www.lavidabaseball.com/ted-williams-latino-identity/

Originally published: October 8, 2018. Last Updated: October 8, 2018.