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TED WILLIAMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Teddy Ballgame Would Have Been Ninety-Six

Ted Williams would have been 96 years old today. When 'The Kid' was a rookie for the Red Sox in 1939, he only hit .327 with 31 HRs and 145 RBIs. And, while Williams effectively missed five years to military service (WWII and Korea), he still managed to clout 521 HRs in 19 seasons. Those of us who were blessed to see him play in person will never forget the sight. While his...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This Day In Red Sox History: Ted Williams Pitches For Boston (Video)

Ted Williams was known for his powerful bat during his career with the Boston Red Sox, but that doesn’t mean ol’ number nine couldn’t toss from the mound also. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith has Sunday’s nugget of Red Sox history in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video, Top Stories
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in History: Ted Williams Goes Mad

On August 7, 1956, Boston Red Sox left-fielder Ted Williams spit at fans when he came off the field after letting a fly ball hit by Mickey Mantle hit the ground, he was fined $5000. When the ball dropped Mantle reached second and Williams was charged with an error. Yogi Berra  was next at bat. Williams caught the ball he hit. The crowd was still booing and taunting him...
Via Grandstand University
26 days ago  |  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

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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