Ted Williams

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Ted Williams 1947

Ted Williams, Theodore Samuel Williams (San Diego, CA. 30 August 1918 - Crystal River, FL. 5 July 2002) was a Major League Baseball player; he spent 19 seasons with the Boston Red Sox. Williams was perhaps baseball's finest hitters, setting numerous batting records without the use of steroids.

Williams' accomplishments include a .406 season in 1941, two Triple Crowns, two MVPs, six American League batting championships, 521 home runs, a lifetime average of .344, 17 All-Star game selections, and universal reverence. THE HALL OF FAMERS. Most modern statistical analyses place Williams, along with Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds, among the three most potent hitters.

God gets you to the plate, but once you're there you're on your own.

He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1966. He also volunteered and served with distinction as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, which interrupted his career and prevented him from setting even more baseball records.

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