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TED WILLIAMS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Red Sox Great Frank Malzone Turns 85 Today

Growing up a Red Sox fan in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there weren't many guys to root for. There were the obvious ones—Ted Williams and Jackie Jensen. But there was also a rock-solid third baseman named Frank Malzone. Frank turns 85 years old today. Malzone played in more than 150 games for seven straight years. In 1958, he led the league in games played and at-bats...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s some archival Spring Training footage from the 1950s

Spring Training is right around the corner, and we’re obviously hyped for the start of the baseball season. So let’s get in the mood for baseball with this archival Spring Training footage from the 1950s, much of which is unknown. According to Grantland’s Jonah Keri, this footage came from someone’s private collection, and there isn’t much known about it. Ted Williams...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Boston Red Sox Bounce Back

The Boston Red Sox have a long history of great sluggers. It began with prewar batsmen such as Tris Speaker and Jimmie Foxx and continued throughout the decades. Hall of Famers like Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice all made their name by taking aim at the Green Monster. Slugging contemporaries such as David […] The post Can the Boston Red Sox Bounce Back appeared first...
Via Outside Analysis
21 days ago  |  Discuss

SABR San Diego-Ted Williams Chapter 2015 Winter Meeting

This past Saturday, the San Diego Central Library once again hosted the San Diego-Ted Williams SABR Chapter‘s Winter Meeting on the 8th floor amongst the Baseball Research Center collection. The Society for American Baseball Research meets twice a year to discuss baseball and baseball history. While I’m not a SABR member (yet), all of their meetings are open to the public, so...
Via Padres Public
January 29, 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

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

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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