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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 14, 1946

Player-manager Lou Boudreau of the Cleveland Indians hits four doubles and one home run, but Ted Williams wallops three homers and drives in eight runs, as the Boston Red Sox top the Tribe, 11 – 10. In the Sox’s second-game win, the famous “Boudreau Shift” is born. Boudreau shifts all his players, except the 3B and LF, to the right side of the diamond in an effort to stop...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
15 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs shortstop prospect Velazquez sets minor league record

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks shortstop prospect Andrew Velazquez set a minor league record Sunday when he reached base in his 72nd straight game with a single for Low-A South Bend in a 10-7 victory at Fort Wayne.  Velazquez broke a tie with MLB Network host Kevin Millar (1997) and Kevin Youkilis (2003). Both had their streaks with Portland, Boston's affiliate in the Double-A Eastern...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  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

The Military Career Of Ted Williams

On May 21, 1942, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit his 100th home run. How did he celebrate? By joining the Navy Reserve on May 22, of course! Williams went into active duty in 1943 and trained as a pilot. He served as a naval aviator in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was discharged in January 1946, just in time for baseball season. However, it was not...
Via The Roosevelts
May 22, 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 "...
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

Ted Williams condoms sell on eBay

Teddy Ballgame endorsed a lot of products in his day, but condoms weren't one of them. That didn't stop National Hygienic Products from using his likeness back in the 1950s to sell Champ Prophylactics, though. The company stole Ted Williams' image from a 1954 Topps baseball card and slapped it on their product in the 1950s. Williams never received any royalties and...
Via Fox Sports
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston

He was a skilled fisherman, a veteran of two wars and an accomplished hunter. Oh, and Ted Williams also played baseball. Fans seeking to buy items once owned by the legendary Red Sox slugger are set to flock to Boston's Fenway Park beginning Wednesday for a preview of the first major auction of sports, military and personal memorabilia documenting Williams' life. The preview...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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