Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | April 30, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—May 1, 2009: The Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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John Updike (1932 – 2009) was an American author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and critic.  He is best known for his Rabbit series of novels.  Updike died of lung cancer on January 27, 2009.

 

This week’s text is Updike’s essay “The Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu”.  It is about the retirement of the Boston Red Sox player Ted Williams and was published in The New Yorker (1960).   Ted Williams is widely regarded as the best baseball hitter of his era and had a single-season batting average over 0.400 in 1941, the last person to do so in the majors.

 

Join others from around the world in this weekly reading event!  You can find the text at this website: 

 

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/articles/hub_fans_bid_kid_adieu_article.shtml


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