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Ted Williams Stats & Facts

Ted Williams Essentials Positions: Bats: L Throws: R Weight: 205 Born: Year: 1918 in San Diego, CA USA Died: 7 5 2002 in Inverness, FL USA Debut: 4/20/1939 Last Game: 9/28/1960 Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Player in 1966 by BBWAA...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1946

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1946 Ted Williams started the 1946 baseball season on fire, after coming off four years of military service, as the Red Sox built a huge lead before coasting to a 12-game lead over Detroit at...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1949

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1949 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Brooklyn Dodgers NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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At the Tokyo Dome the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs in 11 innings

At the Tokyo Dome, the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs in 11 innings, 5 – 1, on Benny Agbayani’s pinch-hit grand slam. Rey Ordóñez commits an error in the game, ending his major league record streak of 101 consecutive errorless games at shortstop. With a swipe of second base, Rickey Henderson joins Ted Williams as the only major league players to steal a base in four different decades.

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At Fenway Park Pedro Martinez strikes out five of the six batters he faces to win MVP honors Ted Williams delays that start as he throws the first pitch

At Fenway Park, hometown favorite Pedro Martinez strikes out five of the six batters he faces to win MVP honors. The two All-Star pitching squads combine for a record 22 strikeoutsas the American League tops the National League in the 70th Mid-Summer Classic, 4 – 1. The game begins 15 minutes late as Hall of Fame OF Ted Williams rides out in a cart for the first-pitch ceremony. Players from both teams surround the former Red Sox star in a spontaneous display of homage.

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 Jim Rice  becomes the first Boston player since Ted Williams in 1939 to hit 20 homers, 20 doubles and 10 triples in a season

In a 2 – 1 win over Kansas City, Boston’s Jim Rice hits a 3rd-inning double and becomes the first Boston player since Ted Williams in 1939 to hit 20 homers, 20 doubles and 10 triples in a season. Between Williams and Rice, only Charlie Keller (1946), Joe DiMaggio (1948 & 1950) and Mickey Mantle (1955) had reached those levels.

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The last-place Washington Senators name former Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams as their new manager. Williams signs a five-year contract worth a reported salary of $75,000 per season. Under his leadership, the Senators will finish with a record of 86-76, the best mark in the franchise’s history in Washington.

1969 – The last-place Washington Senators name former Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams as their new manager. Williams signs a five-year contract worth a reported salary of $75,000 per season. Under his leadership, the Senators will finish with a record of 86-76, the best mark in the franchise’s history in Washington.

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The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame

1966 – The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. Williams, the last major league batter to hit .400, receives 282 of a possible 302 votes. He won the Triple Crown twice, the American League MVP Award twice, and produced the highest career on-base percentage of all time (.483), even though he lost five years to military service.

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Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams hits career homer 511, tying him with Mel Ott for third on the all-time home run list

Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams hits career homer 511, tying him with Mel Ott for third on the all-time home run list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Jimmie Foxx (534). The historic homer, a two-out game-tying solo shot to deep right field, comes off Jim Perry in the fifth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium.

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Ted Williams draws the 2,000th walk of his career in the Red Sox’s split of a twi-night doubleheader with Baltimore.

1960 – Ted Williams draws the 2,000th walk of his career in the Red Sox’s split of a twi-night doubleheader with Baltimore. Williams joins Babe Ruth as the only batters to collect 2,000 walks. The Splendid Splinter also clouts home runs number 514 and 515 in the first game, an 8 – 6 Boston win. The O’s win the nightcap, 6 – 0, but drop into 3rd place, two games behind the 1st-place Yankees.

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Ted Williams becomes the first major leaguer to homer in four different decades when he blasts a pitch from Senators’ right-hander Camilo Pascual 500 feet over the center field wall for the only run in the Red Sox’s 10-1 Opening Day loss at Griffith Stadium. In 1939, the then 20 year-old ‘Kid’ hit the first of his 521 career round-trippers, a first-inning two-run shot off Philadelphia’s Bud Thomas at Fenway Park.

Ted Williams becomes the first major leaguer to homer in four different decades when he blasts a pitch from Senators’ right-hander Camilo Pascual 500 feet over the center field wall for the only run in the Red Sox’s 10-1 Opening Day loss at Griffith Stadium. In 1939, the then 20 year-old ‘Kid’ hit the first of his 521 career round-trippers, a first-inning two-run shot off Philadelphia’s Bud Thomas at Fenway Park.

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In the 1956 All-Star Game, Ken Boyer of the Cardinals makes three sparkling plays at 3B and gets 3 hits as the National League defeats the American League, 7 – 3

In the 1956 All-Star Game, Ken Boyer of the Cardinals makes three sparkling plays at 3B and gets 3 hits as the National League defeats the American League, 7 – 3. Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Stan Musial all homer. Mays’s pinch-hit two-run home run off Whitey Ford is his 7th straight hit against the Yankee lefty.

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The Red Sox beat the Yankees, 8 – 1, as Ted Williams goes 1 for 2. Williams finishes the season at .356, well ahead of Al Kaline’s .340, but does not have enough at bats to win the batting title. The same thing happened in 1954. Williams was walked 136 times in 1954 and 71 times (an American League-leading 17 were intentional) this year. A rule change will be made to recognize plate appearances, not times at bat, to determine the batting champion.

1955 – The Red Sox beat the Yankees, 8 – 1, as Ted Williams goes 1 for 2. Williams finishes the season at .356, well ahead of Al Kaline’s .340, but does not have enough at bats to win the batting title. The same thing happened in 1954. Williams was walked 136 times in 1954 and 71 times (an American League-leading 17 were intentional) this year. A rule change will be made to recognize plate appearances, not times at bat, to determine the batting champion.

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Stan Musial hits a walk off all star game homerun in the 12th

At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Stan Musial comes to bat in the bottom of 12th inning of a 5 – 5 All-Star deadlock. American League catcher Yogi Berra complains about his feet hurting and Musial tells him “Don’t worry, I’ll have you home in a minute”… then “the Man” hits a game-winning home run on the next pitch. The American League had taken a five-run lead on a three-run homer by Mickey Mantle off Robin Roberts, only to see the NL tie it. Braves P Gene Conley strikes out the side in the 12th to get credit for the win.

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A crowd of 14,175 Fenway faithful fans pays tribute to retiring Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams who is playing his last game at home. The Splendid Splinter’s retirement will only last until May when his divorce is finalized with his contract being excluded from the settlement.

A crowd of 14,175 Fenway faithful fans pays tribute to retiring Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams who is playing his last game at home. The Splendid Splinter’s retirement will only last until May when his divorce is finalized with his contract being excluded from the settlement.

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