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TED WILLIAMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Passes Ted Williams, Sets New Red Sox Record With Big 2014

David Ortiz is Mr. 30-100. Ortiz collected his 100th RBI of the season in the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards by launching his 33rd home run of 2014. Ortiz now has eight seasons with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, passing Ted Williams (seven) for the most such seasons in Boston Red Sox history. Ortiz, who signed with Boston before the 2003...
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September 19, 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...
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August 19, 2014  |  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
August 07, 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

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 sold

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 will 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

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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