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.
I think most fans would agree that Ted Williams most recent shinning momment was at the All Star game played at Fenway Park. I still can picture Ted sitting in the golf cart with all the current day All Stars around him as if they were little kids looking up to their favorite player. RIP
my dad took me to my first Red Sox game in 1959 as a 7 year old kid. I can remember all the adults around me tugging on my shirt and saying "here comes Ted Williams you really want to pay attention now" It is the only memory of the game I have and made a huge impression on me even to this day
Bob McClung, Griswold, CT
As a lifelong Yankees fan, the best compliment I can give Ted Williams is that I would pick him before Joe DiMaggio on my list of the greatest hitters, and Joltin Joe is #2. RIP, Mr. Williams.
Jason O., Boston
The greatest hitter ever, gone but not forgotten. RIP Mr. Williams.
Steve, Washington D.C.
Anyone who reads "The Science of Hitting" or takes a proper cut at a pitched ball will honor Ted's life and his memory forever.
Brian Robinson, Newburyport
The greatest hitter ever. More important than the hitting is that Ted was a true war hero. RIP Ted.
Mike Kaiser, Norwood, MA
What a man! The only baseball player who honestly deserves to have the President at his funeral. I admired him like no one else. Good-bye, I'll miss you and along with every other Red Sox fan and American Patriot.
Chuck G., Leominster
Ted Williams was my Dad's hero. And although I never saw Teddy Ballgame (as my Dad loves to call him) play, I learned so much about him from my Dad. He is an American icon and the most revered athlete (if not person) in a town that loves it's sports heroes. He is a true legend of the game that I will always admire and who baseball fans will never forget.
Matt Teja, Newton
Ted Williams was what John Wayne wanted and could never be.
Michael Moschella, Burlington
The only reason I played baseball when I was a kid was because of The Kid. He was the greatest. No one has, and I suspect, no one will be able to duplicate his swing. More importantly, he loved this great country we live in, and, in his prime, gave up his true love, baseball, to fight for our freedom. He will be an inspiration for generations. And can you imagine the baseball game they are playing right know in heaven!