Ted Williams

Baseball Player Ted Williams Full Name: Ted Williams [Theodore Williams]
Nationality: American

Profession: Baseball Player
Why Famous: Nicknamed 'The Kid' Williams played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox as a left fielder and remains one of the game's greatest ever hitters. He has the highest batting average of any player in the live ball era and his on base percentage is the highest of all time. Although his career was interupted by service in the Korean War he still managed to play until the age of 42 before becoming a manager for the Texas Rangers. he was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.

Born: August 30, 1918
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Died: July 5, 2002 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Married Life

  • 1944-05-04 Baseball player Ted Williams marries Doris Soule (divorced 1954)
  • 1961-09-10 Baseball player Ted Williams marries model Lee Howard (divorced 1967)

Historical Events in the Life of Ted Williams

  • 1937-12-07 Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
  • 1939-04-20 Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double
  • 1939-04-23 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
  • 1940-08-24 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run
  • 1941-05-02 Ted Williams lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400
  • 1941-05-25 Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941
  • 1941-09-28 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
  • 1942-06-02 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator
  • 1942-11-03 Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
  • 1946-03-09 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses
  • 1946-07-14 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs
  • 1946-11-15 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
  • 1947-11-27 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
  • 1949-11-25 Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
  • 1950-07-11 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
  • 1950-07-13 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow
  • 1952-01-09 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
  • 1953-02-16 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal
  • 1953-08-06 Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military
  • 1954-03-01 In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone
  • 1954-05-16 Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone
  • 1956-08-07 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
  • 1957-06-13 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season
  • 1958-02-06 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
  • 1958-04-30 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
  • 1958-07-24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
  • 1960-06-17 Ted Williams hit his 500th HR
  • 1960-09-28 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
  • 1969-02-21 Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators
  • 1969-04-07 Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4
  • 1972-10-04 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
  • 1984-05-29 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)
  • 1987-08-28 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

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