August 30, 1918, in San Diego, California
July 5, 2002, in Inverness, Florida
Theodore Samuel Williams
Major League Debut:
The Splendid Splinter, The Kid, The Thumper
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators (1969-1971), Texas Rangers (1972)
Teams Played For:
Boston Red Sox (1939-1942, 1946-1960)
1946 World Series
All-Star (17): 1940-1942, 1946-1951, 1953-1960; American League MVP 1946 and 1949
The Red Sox' 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 MVP's, six American League batting championships, 521 home runs, a lifetime average of .344, 17 All-Star game selections, and universal reverence.
"Confidence oozed out of him. He took something away from you even before you threw a pitch."
— Gene Conley
Did You Know?...
Ted Williams won the Triple Crown in 1942 and 1947, yet was not voted MVP in either of those standout years.
Hall of Fame:
Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1966, Player
282 votes on 302 ballots 93.38%
Hall of Fame Teammate:
Home Run Milestones521st - http://m.mlb.com/play?content_id=24650327