July 1, 1962

Ted Williams, of all media-loathing Hall of Famers, joined the Knights of the Keyboard. On this date, his byline appeared on Page 1 of the Boston Globe as he spanked Major League Baseball for once again holding two All Star Games.

“When there was only one All Star Game a year it was an occasion. People made a point of staying home to listen to it, and, in the city where the game was being played, tickets were bought months ahead of time and shown off like family jewels.”

MLB ultimately agreed and went back to a single game in 1963, ending the experiment after four summers with two classics.

The Greatest Hitter of All Time would’ve got a lot more attention for his cause had his column appeared in 1962, when one of the games was played at Fenway Park.

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