Below you'll find Alex Belth's fun story about the making of Richard Ben Cramer's famous Esquire profile, "What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?" We shared this over earlier today, but I wanted to draw your attention to one section in particular. It's about Cramer's efforts to restore 1,500 words that had been cut…
This piece originally appeared in the eighth issue of The Classical Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission.
I wrote about Richard Ben Cramer's Esquire story on Ted Williams for the latest e-magazine from The Classical:
Sixty years ago today, Joe DiMaggio married his girlfriend of two years, Marilyn Monroe. Here, the happy couple are seen leaving San Francisco's City Hall, site of their nuptials. It was a short-lived union: The two divorced in October of the same year.
The Stacks now has a weekend home over at The Daily Beast.
If you've never read Gay Talese's seminal Esquire magazine story on Joe DiMaggio, do yourself a favor and check out "The Silent Season of a Hero."
Richard Ben Cramer was a journalist who wrote great, shambling, unafraid sentences that weren't so much lively—though they were that—as they were lived-in.
Today, our pal Alex Belth, proprietor of Bronx Banter, is taking the reins. He's selected four stories for your enjoyment.
Every week, I'll excerpt a handful of stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that I urge you to read for one reason or another. Send any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.