Sep 2, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT
Last month the United States Postal Service announced that they’d be issuing “Major League Baseball All-Star” stamps honoring “four players who were perennial All-Star selections and left an indelible impression on the game.”
Joe DiMaggio was the first honoree announced, followed by Willie Stargell and Larry Doby, and today the final player was revealed as Ted Williams.
Which is good news, because when the DiMaggio stamp was announced and the press released noted that “many consider him the greatest all-around player of his time” I suggested that Williams was, in fact, the greatest all-around player of that time. Reasonable people disagree about that, of course, but honoring both DiMaggio and Williams seems fitting.
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