Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Red Sox Legend Ted Williams Would Have Been 99 Today

If 'Teddy Ballgame' had lived, he'd be celebrating his 99th birthday today. Next year's centennial of his birth, of course, will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the last pre-2004 Red Sox World Series Championship in 1918. It's hard to fully do justice to the majesty of Ted Williams in a simple blog post. War hero (two times over). Last man to hit over .400. As a Red Sox rookie in 1939, he hit .327 with 31 HRs and 145 RBIs. And it was all uphill from there. Five-hundred and twenty-one HRs later, he was enshrined in the MLB Hall Of Fame—and was, unquestionably, The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. Happy birthday, Ted!