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Ted Williams (II) (1918–2002)


Theodore Samuel Williams was born in San Diego, California, on August 30, 1918. He signed a contract at the age of 18 in 1936 with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. He was assigned to their farm team in San Diego. In 1939 he made his Major League Baseball debut, where he set the record for most runs batted in by a rookie with 145. Ted Williams hit ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 83) in Inverness, Florida, USA

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Known For

Your Hit Parade Self - Lucky Strike commercial
(1954)
(1972)
(1973)

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 1974 The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams (Short) (uncredited)
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

20 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

I used to hit tennis balls, old baseballs, balls made of rags - anything. I didn't think I'd be a particularly good hitter. I just liked to do it. - on practicing hitting while growing up See more »

Trivia:

At the 2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played four days after Williams' death, it was announced that the annual game's Most Valuable Player (MVP) award would be renamed in his honor. Ironically, no MVP trophy was awarded for the 2002 All-Star Game. See more »

Nickname:

The Splendid Splinter See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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