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My All-Time Baseball Team

Left Field: Ted Williams

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931775/

1939-1960, all for the Boston Red Sox

Considered by many the greatest hitter of all time

.344 career batting average

521 career home runs

1,839 career runs batted in (rbi’s)

19-time all star

2-time American League MVP

2-time American League Triple Crown winner (batting average, home runs, rbi’s)

6-time AL batting champion

4-time AL home run leader

Last player to hit .400 (.406 in 1941)

MLB record .482 on base percentage

Served two tours of duty in the military (World War 2 and Korean War) and lost 5 years of playing time during his prime

Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966

Hall of Fame speech called for the recognition and inclusion of African American players

Honorable Mention: Stan Musial, Cart Yastrzemski, Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, Al Simmons, Ralph Kiner, Billy Williams, Jim Rice, Lou Brock, Charlie Keller, Joe Medwick, Goose Goslin, Fred Clarke, Ed Delahanty, Frank Howard, Tim Raines, Willie Stargell,

Catcher: Yogi Berra

First Base: Lou Gehrig

Second Base: Rogers Hornsby

Shortstop: Honus Wagner

Third Base: Mike Schmidt

Left Field: Ted Williams

THIS DATE IN BASEBALL HISTORY-DECEMBER 7, 1937 BOSTON RED SOX ACQUIRE THE RIGHTS TO TED WILLIAMS FROM SAN DIEGO PADRES OF PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

The greatest, purest hitter of all time!

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No. 19, Ted Williams, LF, San Diego Padres – Society for American Baseball  Research

This Date In Baseball History- the Boston Red Sox acquire the rights to a 19 year old outfielder Ted Williams of the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League. A year or so earlier the Red Sox general manager Eddie Collins was out west scouting a second baseman Bobby Doerr. While on that trip he caught a glimpse of a young Ted Williams. He was impressed with what he saw and on December 7, 1937 the Red Sox Collins struck a deal with the Padres [not to be confused with the San Diego Padres of today who wouldn’t exist until 1969] – sending them $35,000 and two players Dom Dallessandro and Al Niemiec. The 19 year old Williams would spend the 1938 season in the minors for the Red Sox before making his major league debut in 1939. Ted Williams would go on to become perhaps the greatest hitter…

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