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Player Spotlight: Seth Beer

Most people know Seth Beer as the 2016 National Player of the Year and one of the most elite players to play for Clemson Baseball. The Clemson Insider got the chance to talk to Beer about some of his personal interests that go beyond the field and found out some things people may not know about the sophomore.    Who’s your favorite MLB player and why? Beer: “It’s a mixture...
Via The Clemson Insider
3 days ago

Lefty Grove, Ted Williams, and the 1941 Boston Red Sox

They say the third time’s a charm. And so it was with Lefty Grove’s 300th victory, which occurred on July 25, 1941, against the Cleveland Indians. “Here the hundreds of fans who had been waiting for this moment ever since it became possible for Grove to reach his goal here in Boston refused to be denied,” wrote Gerry Moore in the Boston Globe. “They rushed onto the field...
Via The Sports Post
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Ted Williams’ 1999 All-Star Game Appearance Was Timeless Fenway Moment

It was July 13, 1999 and Fenway Park was buzzing in anticipation for the 70th midsummer classic. The buzz slowly turned into exultation when Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams was wheeled out onto the field and honored by fans and players prior to the game for the ceremonial first pitch. The feeling at the ballpark was electric, and why wouldn’t it have been? Williams had returned...
Via NESN.com
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Hits Home Run No. 522, Passes Ted Williams On All-Time List

BOSTON — David Ortiz now can say he’s a better home run hitter than Ted Williams. The Red Sox slugger hit his 522nd career home run Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels — a solo shot to right field in the fifth inning — to pass Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 19th place on the all-time home runs list. The home run was part of a three-run fifth inning...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

1957 American League MVP controversy

One was a lanky outfielder whose presence in the batter’s box automatically elicited cheers from the Fenway faithful. The other was a mainstay in pinstripes, compiling legendary statistics while riddled by injuries throughout his career. Ted Williams. Mickey Mantle. Coming off his Triple Crown season of ’56, Mantle won the 1957 American League Most Valuable Player Award....
Via The Sports Post
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz doesn't believe story of Ted Williams' record HR

By Zack Cox Every Boston Red Sox fan knows what the red seat signifies. It’s one of the tenets of Fenway Park lore, right up there with Carlton Fisk’s walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series. The one red seat amid a sea of green ones in Fenway’s outfield grandstand is said to mark the longest homer ever hit at the ballpark: a 502-foot shot off the bat of the greatest...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Williams condoms up for auction

By Jason Rowan Proving yet again that there is a buyer for essentially any kind of sports-related memorabilia, even if said relation is tangential at best, a box of condoms from a bygone era featuring Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams currently is up for auction. Not only that, the Williams condom is merely part of a trifecta of boxes being offered; a box featuring legendary boxer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 06, 2015  |  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

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

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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