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"The Splendid Splinter" is considered the most disciplined and premiere student of the "Art of Hitting". In 1941 he became the last player to bat .400 with a .406 average. In 1942, Ted won the Triple Crown batting .356 with 36 HR and 137 RBI. Despite his domination at the plate that year, he finished second in the MVP voting to Yankees second baseman Joe Gordon. In 1947, Williams accomplished his second Triple Crown, this time batting .342 with 32 HR and 114 RBI. Once again Williams finished second in the MVP voting (this time to the more popular Joe DiMaggio), largely because one Boston sportswriter had refused to include “The Splendid Splinter” on his ballot. Ted hit 521 home runs despite missing nearly five years of baseball due to military duty during WWII and the Korean War. Ted Williams was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1966.


Birth Date: August 30, 1918
Birth Location: San Diego, CA
Death Date: July 5, 2002
Death Location: Inverness FL, USA
Weight: 205 lb
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 20, 1939
Final Game Date: September 28, 1960
Years Played: 19
Games Played: 2,292
At Bats: 7,706
Runs: 1,798
Hits: 2,654
Doubles: 525
Triples: 71
Home Runs: 521
RBIs: 1,839
Stolen Bases: 24
Base on Balls: 2
Batting Average: 0.344
Position: Left Fielder

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