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.
Teddy ballgame will be missed. Its ironic he was born in 1918, the year the sox last won the world series.
Joe , Quincy
After making fun of Jouhn Henry Williams tryout, I am now glad it was given to him. It sincerely made Ted happy. What better tribute in his final days.
Even after living in San Diego 48 years every Padre game I attend at 24$, my thoughts travel to Fenway,on a Sunday double-header at the cost of .50 cents when Ted hit four home runs against Connie Macs team from Phil. A memory that has lasted a 10 yr old boy a lifetime. Warm regards Al O'Brien.
Alfred , La Jolla Ca 92037
Try to name ANY other star who bowed out with a 390+ ft home run?
Larry , St. Pete beach, Fl.
My goodness.America has lost a hero.....Fenway will be a sad place tonight.....Look up and just say thanks.
Peter , Farmington, CT.
Rest In Peace Teddy Ballgame 1918-2002 1918-Sox last won world series 2002-Sox win world series?
Joe , Quincy
I saw Ted last game as a player and earlier sat in the right field bleachers when Ted hit his 508 foot homer against the Yankees in a 10-2 loss. I was struck how the Fenway crowd went wild when Ted homered in his second time at bat in Fenway after returning from the Korean Conflict. No one else could play the left field wall as Ted did. Ted Williams defined baseball.
Paul , Rockville, MD
As young baseball fan I was a teen who memorized every statistic Ted had on a day to day basis. It was common for my friends to ask what 's Ted doing. I would be able to memorize current numbers of hits, runs scored, runs batted in, doubles, triples, home-runs, batting average, walks, and on base percentage. All those stats were in the daily newspaper. Most of those years Ted led the league in everything. No ball player has ever come close to those stats.
don , Boston
Greatest hitter ever. Deserved more MVP awards than he got. Better than Babe Ruth.
Edward , Fernville
A sad day for Boston Sports and baseball in general. I remember seeing his final at bat in 1960 as a nine year old. Without question the best hitter who ever graced Fenway Park or any other ball yard. He will be missed.
Rich , Weymouth