Ted Williams

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Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player, and manager. Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career as the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942 and 1946–1960). Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper" and "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. He was a two-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP), six-time batting champion, 17-time All-Star, and a two-time Triple Crown winner. He finished his career with a .344 batting average, 521 home runs, and a .482 on-base percentage, the highest of all time. His batting average is the highest of any MLB player with 500 or more home runs. Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 in his first year of eligiblity.

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Filmography

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Selected Ted Williams film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

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2007
The Golden Greek: The Harry Agganis Story
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2004
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004) (TV Show)
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2001
Korean War Stories (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
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1999
1999 MLB All-Star Game (1999) (TV Movie)
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1994
Baseball (1994) (TV Show)
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1991
Up Close Primetime (TV Show)
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1990
The Howard Stern Show (1990) (TV Show)
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1986
1986 World Series (1986) (TV Show)
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1983
Greatest Sports Legends (TV Show)
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1982
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1975
Ted Williams & The Atlantic Salmon
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1974
The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams (Short Film)
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1972
Mulligan Stew (TV Show)
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1971
Sports Challenge (TV Show)
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1965
The Red Fisher Show (TV Show)
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1958
1958 MLB All-Star Game (1958) (TV Movie)
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1957
1957 MLB All-Star Game (1957) (TV Movie)
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1956
1956 MLB All-Star Game (1956) (TV Movie)
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1955
1955 MLB All-Star Game (1955) (TV Movie)
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1954
1954 MLB All-Star Game (1954) (TV Movie)
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1953
1953 MLB All-Star Game (1953) (TV Movie)
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1951
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1951
1951 MLB All-Star Game (1951) (TV Movie)
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1950
The Jack Benny Program (1950) (TV Show)
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1950
What's My Line? (1950) (TV Show)
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1950
The Joe DiMaggio Show (TV Show)
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1950
1950 MLB All-Star Game (1950) (TV Movie)
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1949
1949 MLB All-Star Game (1949) (TV Movie)
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Show)
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1947
Style of the Stars
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1939
Touching All Bases
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Lineup for Today: Ted Williams and Friend (Short Film)
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Quotes

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List of Ted Williams quotes.

If I had my mother’s name, there is no doubt I would have run into problems in those days, {considering} the prejudices people had in Southern Calfornia.


By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it.


Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!


Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Ted Williams on the cover.
  • Ted Williams - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (30 December 2002)
  • Ted Williams - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (15 July 2002)
  • Ted Williams - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (17 March 1969)
  • Ted Williams - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (8 July 1968)
  • Ted Williams - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (7 October 1997)
  • Ted Williams - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (17 July 2002)

Dating History

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List of Ted Williams relationships, in date order.

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Ted Williams.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1939 BOS 149 565 131 185 44 11 31 145 2 107 64 0.327 0.436 0.609
1940 BOS 144 561 134 193 43 14 23 113 4 96 54 0.344 0.442 0.594
1941 BOS 143 456 135 185 33 3 37 120 2 147 27 0.406 0.553 0.735
1942 BOS 150 522 141 186 34 5 36 137 3 145 51 0.356 0.499 0.648
1946 BOS 150 514 142 176 37 8 38 123 0 156 44 0.342 0.497 0.667
1947 BOS 156 528 125 181 40 9 32 114 0 162 47 0.343 0.499 0.634
1948 BOS 137 509 124 188 44 3 25 127 4 126 41 0.369 0.497 0.615
1949 BOS 155 566 150 194 39 3 43 159 1 162 48 0.343 0.490 0.650
1950 BOS 89 334 82 106 24 1 28 97 3 82 21 0.317 0.452 0.647
1951 BOS 148 531 109 169 28 4 30 126 1 144 45 0.318 0.464 0.556
1952 BOS 6 10 2 4 0 1 1 3 0 2 2 0.400 0.500 0.900
1953 BOS 37 91 17 37 6 0 13 34 0 19 10 0.407 0.509 0.901
1954 BOS 117 386 93 133 23 1 29 89 0 136 32 0.345 0.513 0.635
1955 BOS 98 320 77 114 21 3 28 83 2 91 24 0.356 0.496 0.703
1956 BOS 136 400 71 138 28 2 24 82 0 102 39 0.345 0.479 0.605
1957 BOS 132 420 96 163 28 1 38 87 0 119 43 0.388 0.526 0.731
1958 BOS 129 411 81 135 23 2 26 85 1 98 49 0.328 0.458 0.584
1959 BOS 103 272 32 69 15 0 10 43 0 52 27 0.254 0.372 0.419
1960 BOS 113 310 56 98 15 0 29 72 1 75 41 0.316 0.451 0.645
Career 2292 7706 1798 2654 525 71 521 1839 24 2021 709 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Ted Williams.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1939 BOS 149 - 318 11 19 3 0.945
1940 BOS 144 - 302 15 13 2 0.961
1941 BOS 143 - 262 11 11 2 0.961
1942 BOS 150 - 312 15 4 4 0.988
1946 BOS 150 - 325 7 10 2 0.971
1947 BOS 156 - 347 10 9 2 0.975
1948 BOS 137 - 289 9 5 2 0.983
1949 BOS 155 - 337 12 6 3 0.983
1950 BOS 89 - 165 7 8 0 0.956
1951 BOS 148 - 315 12 4 6 0.988
1952 BOS 6 - 4 0 0 0 1.000
1953 BOS 37 - 31 1 1 1 0.970
1954 BOS 117 113 962 212 5 4 0 0.982
1955 BOS 98 93 730 170 5 2 0 0.989
1956 BOS 136 110 859 175 7 5 2 0.973
1957 BOS 132 125 988 210 2 1 0 0.995
1958 BOS 129 114 920 152 3 7 0 0.957
1959 BOS 103 75 549 91 4 3 0 0.969
1960 BOS 113 87 676 129 6 1 1 0.993
Career 2292 717 - 4146 142 113 30 -

Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Ted Williams.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1940 BOS 0-0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 1
Career 0-0 - 1 0 0 0 0 - 3 1 1 0 1

First NameTheodore
Middle NameSamuel
Last NameWilliams
Full Name at BirthTheodore Samuel Williams
Other NamesTeddy Ballgame
The Splendid Splinter
The Kid
Splendid Splinter
Thumper
Age83 (age at death)
Date of BirthAugust 30, 1918
BirthplaceSan Diego, CA
Date of DeathJuly 5, 2002
Location of DeathInverness, FL
Height6' 3" (190 cm)
Weight205 lbs (93.0 kg)
BuildSlim
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Star SignVirgo
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolHerbert Hoover (San Diego, CA)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionLeftfielder
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut20 April 1939
Last MLB Game28 September 1960
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1966 (282/302 ballots).
Claim to Famelast player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941)
Mother(mexican Mother)

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