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The only pitcher to strike out Ted Williams 3 times in a game? (Original Post) kairos12 Dec 2017 OP
There was another pitcher he thought was tougher flotsam Dec 2017 #1
The girl may have been tougher, but Steve Dalkowski struck fear in Ted Williams. Brother Buzz Dec 2017 #2
Great story! GeoWilliam750 Jan 2018 #3

flotsam

(3,268 posts)
1. There was another pitcher he thought was tougher
Mon Dec 25, 2017, 06:17 PM
Dec 2017

Years later, Joyce met a man who fished with Williams in the Florida Keys. The man said he had once asked Williams to name the toughest pitcher he ever faced. "And he said, you won't believe this, but it was a girl."



http://www.espn.com/espnw/news/article/6833700/best-ted-williams-ever-faced

Brother Buzz

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2. The girl may have been tougher, but Steve Dalkowski struck fear in Ted Williams.
Tue Dec 26, 2017, 03:42 PM
Dec 2017

Steve Dalkowski threw a fastball so hard that Ted Williams never even saw it.

Never heard of him? Well, he had some 'control issues' and never made it to the big league.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Dalkowski

http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2016/08/15/190524106/a-look-back-at-steve-dalkowski-one-of-baseballs-original-fireballers

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