Tag Archives: splendid splinter

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Today is Ted Williams’ birthday.

Arguably the greatest hitter of all-time, any player that collects multiple batting titles or maintains an average close to .350 for a lengthy time is compared to Williams.

Williams is the standard for hitting greatness – yet nobody has come close to eclipsing what he has done in the sport of baseball.  A lifetime, .344 hitter, Williams captured six batting titles during his playing days, and amazing had seven seasons in which he finished with a .350 batting average or better.

Williams was a 17-time All-Star, and a 2-time MVP winner for the Boston Red Sox.

And while he did not make a splash during World Series play, Ted Williams was the rare kind of player that was able to take center-stage while not playing on it.

Happy Birthday to ‘The Splendid Splinter’!!

Did You Know…

Only two Hall of Famers ended their careers with home runs in their final at-bats – Mickey Cochrane (1937) and Ted Williams (1960).

mickey cochrane ted williams

 

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Today is Ted Williams’ birthday.

Arguably the greatest hitter of all-time, any player that collects multiple batting titles or maintains an average close to .350 for a lengthy time is compared to Williams.

Williams is the standard for hitting greatness – yet nobody has come close to eclipsing what he has done in the sport of baseball.  A lifetime, .344 hitter, Williams captured six batting titles during his playing days, and amazing had seven seasons in which he finished with a .350 batting average or better.

Williams was a 17-time All-Star, and a 2-time MVP winner for the Boston Red Sox.

And while he did not make a splash during World Series play, Ted Williams was the rare kind of player that was able to take center-stage while not playing on it.

Happy Birthday to ‘The Splendid Splinter’!!

Did You Know…

The player to lead the American League in home runs during the decade of the 1940’s was Hall of Famer, Ted Williams.

Williams missed the 1943, 1944, and 1945 baseball seasons, but he was still able to lead the league for the decade with his 234 home runs. 

Detroit’s Rudy York finished in second place with 189 homers, and he played all ten seasons.

Ted Williams

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Today is Ted Williams’ birthday.

Arguably the greatest hitter of all-time, any player that collects multiple batting titles or maintains an average close to .350 for a lengthy time is compared to Williams.

Williams is the standard for hitting greatness – yet nobody has come close to eclipsing what he has done in the sport of baseball.  A lifetime, .344 hitter, Williams captured six batting titles during his playing days, and amazing had seven seasons in which he finished with a .350 batting average or better.

Williams was a 17-time All-Star, and a 2-time MVP winner for the Boston Red Sox.

And while he did not make a splash during World Series play, Ted Williams was the rare kind of player that was able to take center-stage while not playing on it.

Happy Birthday to ‘The Splendid Splinter’!!

Did You Know…

During their amazing major league baseball careers, Ted Williams and Willie Mays crushed 1,181 home runs between the two of them.

Amazingly, they have zero home runs hit in World Series play. 

In a combined 27 games, neither player ‘went yard’.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Ted Williams 1976 Topps All-Time All-Stars!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Ted Williams 1976 Topps All-Time All-Stars!!

Amazingly, I found this card in the $1 bin.

And more amazing than that, this card is MINT!!!

I can proudly say that I have finally added a vintage Ted Williams baseball card to my collection – and the fact that I paid just one dollar for it and it is in superb condition leaves me a little short on words…

The latest, and one of the greatest, additions to my collection – and a player that I never thought I would be bringing home!!!

YES!!!

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Happy Birthday Ted Williams!!

Today is Ted Williams’ birthday.

Arguably the greatest hitter of all-time, any player that collects multiple batting titles or maintains an average close to .350 for a lengthy time is compared to Williams.

Williams is the standard for hitting greatness – yet nobody has come close to eclipsing what he has done in the sport of baseball.  A lifetime, .344 hitter, Williams captured six batting titles during his playing days, and amazing had seven seasons in which he finished with a .350 batting average or better.

Williams was a 17-time All-Star, and a 2-time MVP winner for the Boston Red Sox.

And while he did not make a splash during World Series play, Ted Williams was the rare kind of player that was able to take center-stage while not playing on it.

Happy Birthday to ‘The Splendid Splinter’!!