Williams, Ted, 1918-2002

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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

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referencedIn Records of the Federal Trade Commission. 1903 - 1997. Docketed Case Files. 1915 - 1972. Docket # 8463. 1915 - 1972. Ted's Remarkable quot;On Basequot; Record
referencedIn National Baseball Hall of Fame Scrapbook : scrapbook, 1984 - 1985. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Wickstrom, Alan. Research report : manuscript, 1984 : the comparison of Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio / Alan Wickstrom. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Dellinger, Jade R. National Baseball Hall of Famers on their game : typescript, 1987 / Jade R. Dellinger. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. NBHOF Scrapbook : scrapbook, 1966. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Roberts, Judy. Boston Red Sox scrapbooks : scrapbook, 1952-1953. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Records of the Federal Trade Commission. 1903 - 1997. Docketed Case Files. 1915 - 1972. Docket # 8463. 1915 - 1972. Ted Williams - Daughter and Famous Daddy
referencedIn Cassie, Less. Ted Williams Scrapbook : scrapbook, 1938-1939. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn [The ninth inning--Ted Williams film] [motion picture] / [production company unknown] Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn A sure hit – Ted Williams United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Bloeser, Kurt Unknown. Kurt Bloeser Comic Book Collection comic books 3 1901-2006 1941-2006. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Newspaper Collection : papers 1886-2007. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
creatorOf Hegeman, Louis R. The petition of Ted Williams, and Bob Feller in support of Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson / prepared by the Chicago Legal Committee in RE: Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, 1998. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn National Baseball Hall of Fame Scrapbook : scrapbook, 1965 - 1969. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
referencedIn Breske, John, Jr., 1931-. Oral history interview with John Breske, Jr., [videorecording], 2004. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn [Player file : Williams, Theodore Samuel, 1939- / compiled by the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, N.Y.]. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Historical Reports, ca. 1950 - ca. 1953 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn National Baseball Hall of Fame Scrapbook : scrapbook, 1969. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. NBHOF Scrapbook : scrapbook, 1966. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
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associatedWith Bloeser, Kurt Unknown person
memberOf Boston Red Sox (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith Breske, John, Jr., 1931- person
associatedWith Cassie, Less. person
associatedWith Dellinger, Jade R. person
associatedWith Hegeman, Louis R. person
associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. person
associatedWith Roberts, Judy. person
memberOf United States. Marine Corps corporateBody
associatedWith Wickstrom, Alan. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
San Diego CA US
Boston MA US
Inverness FL US
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Batting. (baseball)
Fishing
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Baseball players
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Birth 1918-08-30

Death 2002-07-05

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