Patches of History: A Notable Figure from America’s Pastime

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Interview Topic:
Intro:
“Putting the ball over the fence”, and so many other expressions have become a part of our
daily language. We all know that in baseball and in life, you can’t hit if you are not in there
swinging. We’re well into the swing of baseball season, and what better subject than talking about
who might have the greatest baseball swing of all time: The Splendid Splinter Ted Williams.
We’re well into the swing of baseball season, and what better subject than talking about who might
have the greatest baseball swing of all time: The Splendid Splinter Ted Williams. But Ted missed 5
years of his career to two wars Author and historian Allan Patch is here this week to bring us some
facts about a famous cornerstone in American baseball in this week’s patch of history.

Questions:
1. Where did Ted play baseball?
2. When was he not “in there swinging” during WW2
3. The Korean started in 1950. Did he get recalled?
4. What might Ted’s accomplishments have been if not for the wars?

HOST: Please close with this:
Allan’s ‘Patches of History’ bring us insights into the past and present. His novels bring
us adventurous escape into the past and present.
Allan Patch’s fast paced novels bring history to life in the Delphi series- where ordinary
people are thrust into extraordinary situations. Passage At Delphi and Delphi’s Chosen
are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at www.akpatchauthor.com.
About Allan K. Patch:
Retired USN Captain Allan Patch grew up in Plymouth, Mass with a family history that
precedes the Revolution; leading to his fascination with the heritage of our nation.
Adding sciences to his interest in history, Allan earned a BS in biology from Boston
College and a DMD from Tufts University. He then spent over two decades in the Navy,
deployed with the Marine Corps, and served in the Naval Reserve.
Dr. Patch expanded his interests to Greek and Roman history; which provided fertile
ground for his fiction writing. He is a board member of the Friends of Classics at San
Diego State University.
Passage At Delphi is the first novel in a series exploring the confluence of the past,
present, and future with ordinary people tossed into extraordinary situations. Delphi’s
Chosen continues the adventure… but now the characters are volunteers rather than
victims. He invites readers along for the thrilling ride and explores the difference
between heroism and celebrity in the context of past and present culture.

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