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Kid Coach

The Story

When the Tigers lose their coach, they decide to coach themselves. It is a fantasy that a lot of kids have, but these kids pull it off. They keep their own stats and come up with their own game plans. In a daring move, they try using the "Williams Shift" to stop a home-run hitter on a rival team. The shift worked against Red Sox slugger Ted Williams in the 1940s. But can it work for the Tigers. . . .

The History

Years ago, it was not unusual for the player of a major league team to also be the team's coach. One the most famous player-coaches was Lou Boudreau. In the 1940s, he was a shortstop and coach for the Cleveland Indians. Ted Williams was power hitter on the rival Red Sox and Boudreau came up with the "Williams Shift" to stop him