“Tip of the cap” haiku

This date, ’41
Doubleheader, 6 for 8
Average: .406

Ted Williams the last
To bat .400 — though Brett
Took a run at it

Williams also won
Two Triple Crowns, earned nickname
The Splendid Splinter

No matter your field
“Get a pitch you can handle”
Was his sage advice

He lost 5 seasons
Not to injury — two wars
Flying fighter planes

Such a flawed hero
Cranky, no World Series ring
His refuge, at bat

So few things are sure
In this world, this life. Here’s one:
Ted Williams could hit

This date in ’60
His final at bat — home run
Home, plate, one last time

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