Ted was twenty-three when the season ended and just hitting his prime. Back then it was not looked at as such a monumental achievement as it is now. Ty Cobb and Roger Hornsby had hit .400 three times in their careers. George Sisler had done it twice. Even Joe DiMaggio had come close just two years earlier. (wikinut)
Even though “The Kid,” which was one of his nicknames hit over .400, he finished second in the Most Valuable Player voting to Joe DiMaggio, because of his hit streak, and his large number of runs batted in. The final statistic line for Williams was one hundred eighty-five hits, thirty-seven home runs, one hundred twenty runs batted in, and one hundred forty-seven base on balls, while only striking out a total of twenty-seven times. The season will forever be one of the most historical, but what happened in December of 1941, will always out shadow this incredible baseball season.(Tedwilliams)
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..., and a .482 on-base percentage, the best of all time. Williams batting average is the highest of any MLB player to hit over five hundred home runs. Ted Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, in his first year of eligibility.
Theodore Samuel Williams died on July 5, 2002 at the age of eighty-three. He died of cardiac arrest in Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. Ted wanted to be cremated, but Ted's youngest daughter Claudia and his son John Henry decided to have his body frozen cyronically. Ted Williams met his goal and have people calling him the best hitter to ever play.
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