Williams, Ted, 1918-2002Alternative names
Ted (Theodore Samuel) Williams (1918-2002) was born in San Diego, California. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after spending nineteen seasons with the Boston Red Sox. His baseball career was interrupted by military service U.S. Marine Corps pilot during both World War II and the Korean War. In major league baseball Ted Williams earned the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Triple Crown awards twice and hit a lifetime total of 521 home runs. An avid fisherman he was also inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame. Williams was first named Teddy Samuel Williams in honor of Teddy Roosevelt, but he later changed his name to Theodore. He was hailed as one of the finest hitters to have ever played the game of baseball. Along with Williams only one other player, Rogers Hornsby, has won the baseball Triple Crown twice. During the Korean War, Williams served in Marine Fighter Squadron 311 (VMF-311) along with future astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn. He retired from baseball as a player in 1960. The Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts was named in his honor.
From the description of Williams, Ted, 1918-2002 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10610247
- Batting. (baseball)
- Baseball players
- San Diego, CA, US
- Boston, MA, US
- Inverness, FL, US