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Ted Williams on Managing: “No Chance”

May 2, 1963 - Ted Williams (pictured at the New England Sportsmen’s Show in January) said today there is no chance he could be enticed to manage a baseball team. “You couldn’t pay me enough to manage,” the former Boston Red Sox hitting great remarked. Williams said he had received two offers to manage in the major leagues but that he had turned both down. “One fellow asked me to manager for him not once but twice.” He declined to identify the owner, but presumably it was Tom Yawkey of the Red Sox, for whom Williams played all of his brilliant career. “I held no managerial ambitions as a player, and I have none now,” he said. He listed Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski as “the player with the most potential in the game today. He’s on the threshold of stardom.”


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