Ted Williams, 1918-2002
Legendary Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams, the last baseball player to hit above .400, has died. Share your thoughts about The Kid.
Red Sox Nation lost a real American hero today. Not only was Ted Williams the greatest hitter ever to play the game of baseball, but he was willing to put aside the game he played so well to serve the United States military in a time of war. He was truly a man of duty and integrity. He will be sorely missed.
Die Hard Red Sox Fan, Arlington, VA
Through out the years we have had many shared memories of Mr. Williams. We remember him hitting a home run at his last game. He was the greatest natural hitter with an average of 400. The sportsworld has lost a hero, no one will ever come close to touching his legacy. It has been an honor to have him as a part of Boston history....we need more than a tunnel named after him.
The crew, Boston
This is Yankee country, but I have always been a sox fan, 50 years. I never had the pleasure of seeing Ted play, except for TV, but I remember a few back I was in Fenway and Ted Williams was being honored. It was on Mother's day. I still have my Ted Willimas commorative folder that was given out.. This is a sad day in Fenway but a great day in heaven... Ted and God can discuss the stragey on how to win the series in Oct. The red sox family will bond even closer for this one is for splendied splinter.... God bless you Ted you made the game of baseball the best it could be
karin , norwalk
Thank you Ted. You were and will always be a great man
mike , worcester
During their careers, Ted was the "equal" of Stan Musial....few ever placed one over the other. In retirement, his reputation and image grew and grew, until he had become an American legend, not just a sports immortal. He was John Wayne in spikes, (except Wayne was an actor who played heroes). Rest in peace, Teddy Ballgame!
Marty , Larchmont NY
Ted Williams will be greatly missed. He was a man of honor and integrity and was one of baseball's finest contributors.
Joe , Quincy, MA
How can you not call him the greatest hitter ever? .344 Career Average(7th All time) 521 Home Runs(12th) 1839 RBI's(12th) 2039 Walks(3rd) Not to mention the best OBP of all time(.483) and one the best slugging percentages of all time. Truly, a legend who will be missed. The Greatest Hitter of All Time. RIP Teddy "Ballgame" Williams
I'm not a memorbilia person, but i do have a section of my den with three items, all of "The Kid". Saw him many times in my 60 years, and no words can express his abilities, his "real" attitude and his unforgettable swing. Ah, that swing and follow through, never to be seen before or since. God Bless The Kid.
I had heard how great Ted was and as a young man thought it was myth. The Red Sox had a couple of Old Timers Games in the 1980's I went to all of them. Ted delight the crowd with is sweet swing as he drove the ball to the warning track in right feild. The man had lived up to the Myth. The next day I read in the a quote in the paper Ted was asked what he would hit against todays pitchers Ted responded he would hit about .320 but you have to remember I am 68 years old. Ted in your honor we all should wear no ties Today and tip our hats to you.
Frank , Billerica
May god bless you on your journey ted, please say hello to my grandfathers who loved you, served with you, and had same work ethic as you. God bless america
Paul , Boston