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His name is Theodore Samuel Williams but to others he was known as The Kid The Thumper and The Splendid Splinter Ted Williams he played for the Boston Red Sox and was one of Baseballs greatest hitters and the last player to have a seasons average of 400 He combined keen vision with quick wrists and a very scientific approach to hitting to set numerous batting records and become the best hitter in baseball despite missing nearly five full seasons due to military service and two major injuries He accomplished much in his years in the majors Some of those things include a 406 season average in 1941 two Triple Crowns two MVPs six American league batting championships 521 home runs in which he joined the 500 Home Run Club a lifetime average of 344 18 All-Star Game selections and fame world wide Ted Williams stands 63 tall and weighs 205 pounds He was born in San Diego California on August 30 1918 He play baseball all his life Through elemantry middle and in high school he was the best ballplayer around He was asked to join a the pros at the age of 17 But his mother would not let him because she wanted him to finish his studies at school After he graduated from high school he joined the military He went in to the Marines as a fighter pilot Then when he finished after about two years in the military he came back to baseball He joined the joined the Major League Baseball and was picked up by the Boston Red Sox and that was where he stayed for 19 years Ted Williams may have been the greatest hitter of all-time Hitting was what Ted did best He had every tool a good hitter could want He hit for power and average which is remarkable Very few hitters can hit for power and average at the same time Power
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