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TED WILLIAMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Tribe History: November 30, 1948

Indians shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau is named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He becomes just the second Cleveland player to earn the honor (George Burns, 1926). Boudreau takes home 22 of the 24 first place votes for the award after the best year of his now eleven-year MLB career. He had finished third in the voting in 1947. Boudreau finished the 1948 season with...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Ted Williams said I had hardest job in America

BOSTON — It’s no surprise that Bud Selig has a few interesting stories after serving as Major League Baseball commissioner for over 20 years. On Saturday, Selig took his farewell tour to Fenway Park and discussed some of his favorite memories of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. His most memorable Fenway moment as commissioner came during the 1999 All-Star Game, when he had...
Via NESN.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Claudia Williams: Ted Williams Always Kept Jimmy Fund Near Heart (Video)

Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams was a key component of the Jimmy Fund during the charity’s early days in the late 1940s. His daughter, Claudia Williams, recently wrote a book called “Ted Williams, My Father: A Memoir” where she tells many stories about her dad. One of those stories involved the Splendid Splinter’s touching encounter with a sick child and their interaction...
Via NESN.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Williams Game-Worn Uniform Sells At Auction For $137K (Photo)

One memorabilia collector paid a pretty penny for a uniform once worn by Teddy Ballgame. A 1954-55 game-worn Ted Williams Boston Red Sox uniform sold at a Lelands.com auction over the weekend for $137,274.79. The jersey-and-pants set, which also bears the Splendid Splinter’s autograph, features a black memorial armband in honor of Harry “The Golden Greek” Agganis, a former...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN30: Ted Williams Returns To Fenway For 1999 All-Star Game (Video)

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is always a special event, but it’s hard to top the scene that played out at Fenway Park on July 13, 1999. Fenway played host to one of the greatest moments in baseball history at the 70th Midsummer Classic when 80-year-old Sox legend Ted Williams emerged from the outfield on a golf cart to a thunderous standing ovation from the Fenway faithful...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn has passed away at 54 years old

Tony Gwynn was one of the best hitters baseball has ever seen. There was nothing a pitcher could throw at him that he wouldn’t figure out how to get his bat on. He just figured out ways to not get beat when he was at the plate. On Monday morning the sad news broke that he had finally run into something he couldn’t overcome. Tony Gwynn, Mr. Padre, passed away Monday at the age...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boudreau Gets Crafty vs. Ted Williams

On July 14, 1946, Ted Williams was tearing the cover off the ball against the Indians. In the first half of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, Williams knocked in eight runs, and the Red Sox needed every one of them in an 11-10 win over the Tribe. In the second game, Indians player-manager Lou Boudreau had an idea. Left fielder George Case was left in his position, while Boudreau and...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Local Man Tries To Swipe Ted Williams Baseball

A 45-year old Methuen, Massachusetts man was charged with larceny for allegedly trying to steal an autographed Ted Williams baseball from a memorabilia show. Michael Glidden is alleged to have taken the ball from a table at the Marlborough, MA sports show on Saturday. A nearby witness told the vendor, who tracked down Glidden. When confronted by police, Glidden said it was a "mistake...
Via FenwayNation
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

46 things that never happened in MLB until 2013

Major League Baseball has been around in some form or fashion for nearly 150 years. From the days of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams to the time when...
Via Athlon Sports
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

I’ll Take SWORDS For $400: SABR San Diego-Ted Williams Chapter Winter Meeting

Last week, Padres Trail wrote a preview of the San Diego SABR Winter Meeting that took place on Saturday. Unfortunately, he was unable to make it, because he was busy on the Eastern seaboard getting flights canceled and driving between airports to try and make connections. Lucky for you, I was able to go, as all San Diego SABR meetings are free to the general public. It was held...
Via Padres Public
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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