Whirty: An intro to Double Duty

From SABR member Ryan Whirty at Home Plate Don’t Move on June 18, 2015:

I just had to do a post about a lengthy interview Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe gave in 2001 for The History Makers, because the interplay between Ted and the interviewer is by turns hilarious, sarcastic, poignant and just plain fun.

The conversation really reveals what a character Double Duty was and puts on display his wildly colorful, brash and endearing personality. There were more than a couple points in the interview that had me laughing out loud. The man had brass ones, that’s for sure.

There’s a few notes to make before digging in. One, I left the language intact, including the n-word, because I think it helps portray the man, his time and his personality.

Two, it might be hard to read about how he felt about Ernie Banks, given that Mr. Cub recently passed. But again, Ted’s thoughts reveal what’s in his mind and his own view of the world and the people in it.

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Originally published: June 18, 2015. Last Updated: June 18, 2015.