Theodore Samuel
       "Ted" Williams

 


     Ted Williams Baseball Camp

Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3"  Weight: 205 lbs. 
Aug 30, 1918 - July 5, 2002
Cooperstown - Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque:
Boston Red Sox, A.L. 1939-1960. Batted .406 in 1941. Led A.L. in batting six times; slugging percentage 9 times; total bases 6 times; runs scored 6 times; bases on balls 8 times. Total hits 2654 included 521 home runs. Lifetime batting average .344. Lifetime slugging average .634.  
Most Valuable A.L. Player 1946 and 1949. Played in 18 All-Star games, named Player of the Decade, 1951-1960.
Nicknames: "The Kid", "Teddy Ball Game", "The Splendid Splinter"  "The THumper "
CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1939
1940
1941
1942
WWII
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
Korea
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Pilot trainer
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Pilot 39 Missions 
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
AL
AL
AL
AL

AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL

AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
.327
.344
.406
.356

342
.343
.369
.343
.317
.318
.
400
.407
.345
.356
.345
.388
.328
.254
.316
149
144
143
150

150
156
137
155
89
148

6
37
117
98
136
132
129
103
113
565
561
456
522

514
528
509
566
334
531

10
91
386
320
400
420
411
272
310
131
134
135
141

142
125
124
150
82
109

2
17
93
77
71
96
81
32
56
185
193
185
186

176
181
188
194
106
169

4
37
133
114
138
163
135
69
98
44
43
33
34

37
40
44
39
24
28

0
6
23
21
28
28
23
15
15
11
14
3
5

8
9
3
3
1
4

1
0
1
3
2
1
2
0
0
31
23
37
36

38
32
25
43
28
30

1
13
29
28
24
38
26
10
29
145
113
120
137

23
114
127
159
97
126

3
34
89
83
82
87
85
43
72
107
96
145
145

156
162
126
162
82
144

2
19
136
91
102
119
98
52
75
64
54
27
51

44
47
41
48
21
45

2
10
32
24
39
43
49
27
41
.436
.442
.551
.499
.
497
.499
.497
.490
.452
.464
.
500
.509
.513
.496
.479
.526
.458
.372
.451
.609
.594
.735
.648

667
.634
.615
.650
.647
.556
.
900
.901
.635
.703
.605
.731
.584
.419
.645
Totals AVG
.344
G
2292
AB
7706
R
1798
H
2654
2B
525
3B
71
HR
521
RBI
1839
BB
2019
K
709
OBP
.482
SLG
.634
LIFETIME STATS
  • Leader On Base Percentage .482. Won eleven annual OBP titles.
  • Leader base on balls per time at bat.  Led league eight times.
  • Number two slugging percentage.  Won nine slugging titles. No. 2 LIFETIME  OPS.[OBP+SLG ] Won 10  OPS titles.
  • Won two Triple Crowns (HR, AVG & RBI). 1942&1947. Hit for the cycle.
  • Won six batting average titles. First at age 23 ,last at age 40. (344, number 7 Lifetime)
  • Last to bat over 400 (406, in 1941; only 27 strike outs that year).Only hitter to hit a walk off home run in an ALL STAR  game in 1941.
  • Four home run titles. Hit a home run his last at bat.  16  Base Hits in a row.     Rookie ldr  lfetime 145 RBI in 1939                              
OTHER
  • Co-authored two books; "My Turn at Bat" and "Science of Hitting".
  • Established Sluggers Hall of Fame (Hernando, Florida).
  • Leading money raiser for Jimmy Fund  for kids in Boston.
  • Established a baseball camp for kids in LAKEVILLE MASS.
SUMMARY
  • Lifetime batting average (1st for hitters with 500+ homeruns)
  • Special note-under today's rules for appearances vs. times at bat & the sacrifice fly           
    TED  would  have had 2 more batting titles and a possible other triple crown.  
  • Angler - TOP hitter - JET pilot - Air Medal and 2 Gold Stars - Patriot - Humanitarian
  • American League Manager of the Year (1969) - first year as Manager Washington Senators
  • Earned Triple Crown in minors (American Association)
  • First to earn over $100,000 as player and $1,000,000 as manager 
ENSHRINEMENTS
  • In Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, N.Y. July 1966
  • In Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 
  • In Atlantic Salmon Hall of Fame
  • In National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
  • In International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame
  • In Florida Sports Hall of Fame
  • In San Diego Hall of Champions
  • In US Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame
AWARDS
  • American League - MVP 1946 and MVP 1949
  • TSN* Player of the Year - 1941, 1942, 1947, 1949 and 1959 (*The Sporting News)

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