50 Years Ago Today Ted Williams Hit His Last Home Run and John Updike Wrote About It

Posted by Jason Diamond

I’ve said it more than a few times, but “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu” by John Updike is my favorite piece of sports writing ever.  And as pointed out in the New York Times on Sunday, today is the 50th anniversary of Ted Williams last game, and the basis of Updike’s piece.

So for the sake of celebrating, click on the link above and red the piece, or go pick up a copy of the (Chip Kidd designed) edition the Library of America put out earlier in the year.  It’s worth your time: sports fan or not.