‘Demanded Perfection, Hated Mediocrity’: Daughter of Ted Williams Talks About Her Dad
The daughter of legendary baseball player Ted Williams was on “Fox and Friends” to discuss the memoir she wrote about her father.
“I grew up thinking of him as a fisherman,” Claudia Williams said of the Baseball Hall of Famer. She said that the greatest thing about writing “Ted Williams, My Father: A Memoir” was rediscovering who he was.
Williams said she wants people to know how proud her father was of the role he played in getting African Americans inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted at the height of the civil rights movement, and he used his speech to congratulate and encourage black players, even though he was told not to.
So, what was Ted Williams like as a father?
“Every bit as much passion as you see on the baseball field, he had at home,” she said. “Demanded perfection, hated mediocrity, always told us that whatever you do, you better show some enthusiasm or why are you doing it.”
Watch the full interview above.