December 9, 2016

ON THE OTHER HAND, GLENN COULDN'T HIT THE CURVE:

How Ted Williams described being John Glenn's wingman (Hayden Bird,  12/09/16, bOSTON gLOBE)
 
For several missions in the Korean War, the United States Marine Corps had one of the nation's greatest ever baseball players flying alongside one of its (soon to be) greatest astronauts.

John Glenn, who died on Thursday at the age of 95, once led Red Sox great Ted Williams into battle. Williams, so often the dominant personality, was awed by Glenn.

"John Glenn? Oh ... could he fly an airplane," Williams once told the Chicago Tribune's Bob Greene. "Absolutely fearless. The best I ever saw. It was an honor to fly with him."

Posted by at December 9, 2016 7:26 PM

  

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