Ted Williams’ piloting skills save slugger in Korea
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He played seven more full seasons, winning batting titles in 1957 and 1958 and finishing in the Top 10 of the AL MVP voting in five of the seven seasons.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1966.
“I liked flying,” Williams said. “It was the second-best thing that ever happened to me. If I hadn’t had baseball to come back to, I might have gone on as a Marine pilot.”
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum