It was a long time coming, but the U.S. Postal Service today approved a Ted Williams stamp—to be joined in a series with stamps for Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Joe DiMaggio.
Thousands of fans from around the world helped in the effort to get this stamp approved, but none more than Bruce Donahue—past president of the BoSox Club—the official booster club of the Boston Red Sox. He deserves the lion's share of credit for persevering through all the ups and downs of the approval process. Congratulations, Bruce!
Also, a big "thank you" to everyone who took the time to sign the on-line petition supporting the stamp effort. Over a thousand signatures were gathered and sent to the Postal Service. Clearly, it had an impact on their decision.
Most importantly, a great Red Sox player and a great American is finally being honored with a commemorative stamp.