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TED WILLIAMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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 Red Sox player...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Williams condoms up for auction

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 condoms is merely part of a trifecta...Read More The post Positively prophylactic: Box of condoms featuring...
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

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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