Williams, Ted

Theodore Samuel Williams
Born: August 30, 1918, San Diego, California
Died: July 5, 2002, Inverness, Florida
Played For: 
Boston Red Sox (1939-1942, 1946-1960)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1966

The Red Sox's Ted Williams was one of baseball's greatest hitters. Combining keen vision with quick wrists and a scientific approach to hitting, he set numerous batting records despite missing nearly five full seasons due to military service and two major injuries. His accomplishments include a .406 season in 1941, two Triple Crowns, two MVPs, six American League batting championships, 521 home runs, a lifetime average of .344, 17 All-Star game selections and universal reverence.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Ted Williams won the Triple Crown in 1942 and '47, yet was not voted MVP in either of those standout years?
All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street folks will say, 'There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived.