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WRITER HITS HOMER WITH BASEBALL BOOK, WILL GO TO BAT NO MORE

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Political columnist and author George Will says his current best-selling book, "Men at Work," is his first and last book on baseball.

"I've said what I had to say and that's where I'll leave it," Will said Friday. "Like Ted Williams, I know when it's time to get out of the game."Will made his reference to Williams - who retired in 1960 immediately after a home run in a late-season game - while on a book tour in Pittsburgh. The columnist said he saw his first major league baseball game in 1950 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

Will called baseball "the right sport for our democracy" because the American system works through slow, patient compromise.

"In baseball, our best hitters fail seven times in 10. The game requires patience and it takes time for things to develop," Will said.