Birth/early life: Ted Williams was born on August 30, 1918 in San Diego,California. He grew up in San Diego where his uncle taught him howto play baseball at the age of 8. His parents would not bethere when he got home, so he would go to the baseballfield until late at night when they got home.
Education: He went to Herbert Hoover high school. Hewas a pitcher and the star of his baseballteam. The San Diego Padres signed himwhen he was 18 to a minor league contract.
Adult life/career: He played baseball for the Boston Red Sox for 19total seasons. He is the last player to have abatting average over .400 in major leaguebaseball.
Adult life/career: Although he was issued a pardon from the draft, heenlisted and served in both World War 2 and the Koreanwar as a Marine pilot. This was very selfless since hemissed several playing years in the prime of his career.
Accomplishments: He was inducted to the baseball hall offame in 1966 and won most valuableplayer in 1946 and 1949. He won the triplecrown twice In 1942 and 1947. He wasranked 2nd in the greatest players of alltime.
Accomplishments: He managed and coached for manyyears after retiring. He is also amember of the fishing hall of fame.
Impact on the world: When Ted Williams was a young boy, he wantedpeople to say, “There goes Ted Williams, the greatesthitter that ever lived.” Through hard work anddiscipline, he achieved his goal, providing aninspiration to many young players.
Impact on the world: During his hall of fame speech, Ted Williams saidthat the great African American players from theNegro leagues deserve to be inducted into the hall offame too. Ted’s powerful speech resulted in theinduction of the great Negro League stars likeSatchel Paige and Josh Gibson.
Date and cause of death:He died on July 5th 2002 at the age of 83from Cardiac arrest. He is still the lasthitter to bat over .400 in a season.