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  Ted Williams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ted Williams was on uncomfortable terms with the Boston newspapers for nearly twenty years, as he felt they liked to discuss his personal life as much as his baseball performance.
Williams also refused to tip his cap as he was replaced in left field by Carroll Hardy to start the 9th inning, although he continued to receive warm cheers.
Williams best season as a manager was 1969 when he led the expansion Senators to an 86-76 record in their only winning season in Washington.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ted_Williams   (2938 words)

 Ted Williams - MSN Encarta
Ted Williams (1918-2002), American baseball player and manager, considered one of the greatest hitters in major league history.
Williams was voted the league's most valuable player in 1946 and 1949 and won the Triple Crown (awarded to the player who leads the league in batting average, home runs, and RBIs in one season) in 1942 and 1947.
Williams returned to baseball in 1968 as manager of the Washington Senators (now the Texas Rangers), and in his debut season was chosen American League manager of the year.
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 ESPN Classic - 'There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived'
Williams, who suffered a series of strokes and congestive heart failure in recent years, was taken Friday to Citrus County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at 8:49 a.m., said hospital spokeswoman Rebecca Martin.
Williams was the dominant player in baseball in the late '40s,, winning the American League MVP award twice, in 1946 and '49, finishing second to DiMaggio in 1947, and then third behind Boudreau and Joe D in 1948.
Ted Williams failed to hit.300 for the only time in his career in 1959 when he played most the season with a pinched nerve in his neck and finished at.254.
espn.go.com /classic/obit/williams_ted_obit.html   (3911 words)

 USATODAY.com - Baseball great Ted Williams dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ted Williams — a sports and war hero and maybe baseball's greatest hitter —; died July 5 at age 83.
Williams was remembered at Fenway Park as groundskeepers began shaving his No. 9 into the left-field spot where he used play.
Williams filled out a bit and became a fixture in left field, the devastating hitter of legend, the focus of an extraordinary love-hate relationship with New England fans that was reflected in his nicknames bestowed upon him.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/williams/ted-obit.htm   (1892 words)

 Williams, Ted. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Williams, controversial to some baseball fans due to his generally abrasive personality and frequently abusive behavior, helped lead the Red Sox to a pennant in 1946.
Although opposing teams often employed the “Williams shift”—moving fielders toward right field, where Williams customarily drove his base hits—he continued to lead the league in batting in 1947 with.343, in 1948 with.369, in 1957 with.388, and in 1958 with.328.
Williams had a lifetime batting average of.344 and hit a total of 521 home runs.
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 Ted Williams | BaseballLibrary.com
Williams was hot all season, and his goal of reaching.400 seemed assured when he was at.413 in mid-September, but by the morning of the final day of the season his average had "slumped" to.39955.
Williams was hit on the elbow by a pitch from Mickey Haefner and, playing in pain, hit only.200 with one RBI in the Series as Boston lost in seven games to St. Louis.
Williams stays in the dugout, ignoring the crowd's cheers, but when he trots out to LF in the 9th, he is replaced immediately by Carroll Hardy.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/W/Williams_Ted.stm   (11088 words)

 SI.com - Baseball - SI: What really happened to Ted Williams - Tuesday August 12, 2003 04:52 PM
The idea of Ted Williams blissfully suspended intact upside down was a myth that has been perpetuated largely by the media since the former Red Sox great entered Alcor on July 5, 2002.
According to the magazine, Williams' body was flown to Arizona almost immediately after his death on the morning of July 5, 2002, and was on an operating table at Alcor later that night.
Her lawyer, John Heer, said last month that Ted Williams asked in his will to be cremated and have his ashes scattered over his old fishing grounds in the Florida Keys.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/news/2003/08/12/williams_si   (826 words)

 Salon.com People | Ted Williams
Williams would also spend hours working over his bats to make sure they were precisely the proper weight (between 32 and 33 ounces).
Williams no doubt inherited his extreme enthusiasm from his mother, May Williams, known to all in his San Diego hometown as Salvation May. A dedicated Salvation Army missionary, she spent her days and nights in the bars and bordellos of San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, tambourine in one hand and collection plate in the other.
When Williams was a child, his mother took him on her proselytizing parades; he recalls trying to hide behind the pounding bass drum.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2000/10/24/williams   (1032 words)

 The American Experience | Joe DiMaggio: A Hero's Life | People & Events | Ted Williams
Williams, for example, would never tip his cap to fans after a home run, considered a player’s gesture of thanks to those who cheer him.
Williams, well-aware of the assessment, wrote about DiMaggio in his memoir, "My Turn at Bat." "It is probably my misfortune that I have been and will inevitably be compared with Joe DiMaggio," he wrote.
Williams said that the major difference between them was DiMaggio’s apparent ease and elegance in the way he played and moved on the field.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/dimaggio/peopleevents/pande06.html   (541 words)

 Ted Williams | The BASEBALL Page
Williams batted.389 in April,.436 in May,.372 in June,.429 in July,.402 in August, and.397 in September.
Williams claimed Whitey Ford, Eddie Lopat, Bob Lemon, Bob Feller, and Hoyt Wilhelm were his toughest opponents.
In 1940, 21-year old Ted Williams was rushed to the mound in a blowout game.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/williamsted   (1545 words)

 Ted Williams Judge Told To Butt Out - CBS News
But Williams' eldest daughter, Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell, is not giving up her fight to have the baseball great cremated and his ashes scattered off the Florida coast, as he requested in his will.
Williams was hospitalized to be fitted for a pacemaker when he signed the pact, John Henry and Claudia Williams say.
John Henry Williams said he had folded the note and left it for an extended period of time in some files in the trunk of his car, where it was stained by oil or grease.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/08/12/national/main567960.shtml   (776 words)

 Ted Williams And Cryonics -- A Fact Sheet
Williams' body was specially treated and cooled to temperatures were physical decay essentially stops, and that he will be maintained in that state until such time as future medical science is able to restore him to good health.
Ted Williams was reportedly suspended by a cryonics organization called Alcor, and Alcor has a similar policy of confidentiality.
Williams is now a cryonics patient cannot at the moment be affirmed or denied.
www.cryonics.org /ted.html   (1067 words)

 Ted Williams
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Ted Williams, the hitter supreme and contradictory figure, dead at age 83.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0109754.html   (208 words)

 Ted Williams
While Ruth was simply a natural, Williams combined his keen vision and quick wrists with a scientific approach to hitting.
Williams led the league in slugging percentage 8 times and in on-base average 11 times.
Williams may be best remembered for his.406 season in 1941; no player has reached the.400 plateau since.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Williams-Ted.htm   (499 words)

 Williams, Ted - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Williams, Ted
Establishing a lifetime batting average of.344, he was six times the American League batting champion and twice won the most valuable player award.
Born in San Diego, California, Williams was signed by the Boston Red Sox and made his major league debut 1939.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Williams,+Ted   (168 words)

 Amazon.com: Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero: Books: Leigh Montville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His three marriages were by all accounts unmitigated disasters, and it is fair to say that Williams' cruelties toward his wives was repaid in kind by their offspring in his twilight years.
Williams had fathered three children, two of whom seemed contented to ride their father's gravy train.
Williams was indeed a great hitter, but like "Casey at the Bat" he brought little joy to Mudville in the process.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385507488?v=glance   (2829 words)

 Cloning Ted Williams
Well, sport fans, Ted Williams might have been the most gifted baseball player of the 20th Century but his dance with physical immortality has made him one of the exciting stories of the new 21st Century.
Ted's son, John Henry Williams, has seen to it that the great slugger's body has been cryogenically preserved at Alcor, a charitable non-profit organization that contracts with you to preserve your physical body in hope future medical miracles can restore you to life and good health.
That was why John Henry Williams, at age 33, got a spot on a team with kids half his age.
www.clonerights.com /new_page_9.htm   (4168 words)

 Special report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ted Williams was thought to have the greatest eyes in baseball.
Williams even admitted he had trouble seeing at times after he was struck in the right eye with a hazelnut as a youngster.
If a cloud suddenly blocked out the sun as the pitcher was ready to wind up, Williams used to call for time, step out of the box and wipe an imaginary cinder out of his eye.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/sbbw0725.htm   (608 words)

 NPR : Baseball Legend Ted Williams Dies
I think it was Bob Knight, the basketball coach, who said that Williams was the only person ever who was the best in the world at three different things: hitting a baseball, fly casting, and piloting a jet fighter plane.
And now we're at Williams' house the other day, where he lives on the West Coast of Florida, at #9 Ted Williams Drive, which is up on what is advertised as the second-highest hill in the Sunshine State.
Suddenly, in fact, Ted has an imaginary bat in his hands and sitting there he is showing you how Ty Cobb swung, hands apart, pushing the ball.
www.npr.org /news/specials/tedwilliams   (874 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Ted Williams: A life remembered
The death of Ted Williams signals the loss of the man who rivals Babe Ruth as the greatest hitter in baseball history and stands alone as the dominant sports figure of 20th-century New England — Hall of Famer, decorated Marine fighter pilot, champion of charity, oversized personality.
Even after strokes and surgeries wrecked his once-powerful body, Ted Williams would still rise in his wheelchair and get loud and lucid if you raised the subject of hitting a baseball.
Great hitters, like great writers, can be obsessive about their craft, and in his playing days Ted Williams was the epitome of a perfectionist.
www.boston.com /sports/redsox/williams   (263 words)

 Ted Williams Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Ted Williams was born on Friday, August 30, 1918, in San Diego, California.
Williams was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 20, 1939, with the Boston Red Sox.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ted Williams baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=willite01   (277 words)

 TWM Hitters Hall of Fame News and Events
Along one wall are photos of Williams from his years with the minor-league Minneapolis Millers, the Red Sox and the Mariners, with whom he served as a pilot in combat in World War II and Korea.
Ted Williams was not just a mentor and coach, but truly a close friend and admirer of Wade's dedication to hitting.
Williams pushed his Panther jet toward the landing strip at a base called K-13; the wheels hit the strip at 200 mph; he stomped the brakes and the flaming plane slid for nearly two miles before he popped the canopy and jumped out.
www.twmuseum.com /events   (3374 words)

 Ted Williams Batting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pictures from LIFE magazine, 1 Sep 1941, the year Ted hit a season average of.406 — the last hitter to go over.400 for a season.
The most sensationally consistent hitter in big league baseball is a gangling, 22-year-old outfielder named Ted Williams of the Red Sox (see front cover).
He has what ballplayers call "camera eyes" which allow him to focus on a pitched ball as it zooms down its 60-ft. path from the pitcher's hand, accurately judge i ts intended path across the plate, and reach for it.
www.ac.wwu.edu /~stephan/Animation/williams.bat.html   (223 words)

 MLB.com: A Tribute to Ted Williams
Ted Williams is the last man to hit.400 in a season.
A picture-perfect swing developed through endless hours of practice made Ted Williams one of the greatest hitters who ever lived.
Ted Williams' place in baseball history is indisputable.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/tributes/mlb_obit_ted_williams.jsp   (584 words)

 Esquire:Feature Story:What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?
It was often said Ted would rather play ball in a lab, where fans couldn't see.
And who could say Ted does not mean to be seen when he stops in front of the kibitzers as he and his opponent change sides?
The don'ts, on the other hand, pertain to Ted, and they are probably summed up best by Jimmy Albright, the famous fishing guide, Ted's friend since 1947 and Islamorada neighbor.
www.esquire.com /features/articles/2003/030905_mfe_cramer_1.html   (745 words)

 Ted Williams | National Baseball Hall of Fame
The Red Sox' Ted Williams was one of baseball's greatest hitters.
View the Hall of Fame ballot from the year Ted Williams was inducted.
Tell someone about Ted Williams by sending a free Hall of Fame Digital Postcard.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/williams_ted.htm   (222 words)

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