Historical Ted Williams Milestones
Boston Red Sox legend, Ted Williams has had many nicknames throughout his time on the baseball diamond. Among these are “The Kid”, “The Splendid Splinter”, and arguably the most fitting, “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived”. When Williams joined the Boston Red Sox in 1939, he made an immediate impact as the team’s best hitter. In only his third season of professional baseball, Williams hit .406, a feat that has not been accomplished since. Williams took the craft of hitting and made it into an art form. In one instance, Williams even claimed, "No one could throw a fastball past me, God could come down from Heaven and he couldn't throw it past me." Ted Williams was not only a great ball player, but a great American as well. The Kid left the Red Sox during the peak of his career in 1943 to serve his country in World War II. Williams didn’t seem to skip a beat as he returned to baseball three years later only to win the AL MVP award and play in his only World Series in Boston. Just one year later, Ted Williams made even more history as he won the first of his two Triple Crown Awards. To this date, Williams is still the only player to win the Triple Crown twice besides Rogers Hornsby in the 1920’s. Winning the Triple Crown two times was only one of the numerous feats Williams accomplished during his career that spanned the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived won the AL batting title an unheard of six times and appeared in 19 All-Star Games during his 19-year career as a member of the Red Sox. Ted Williams retired from the game of baseball in 1960, finishing his career with 2,654 career hits, a .344 batting average, and two American League MVP Awards.
The renowned career of Ted Williams ended with an immediate Hall of Fame induction upon eligibility in 1966 and placed The Kid among the best players in Major League Baseball history. Williams’ iconic number 9 jersey was later retired by the Red Sox in 1984 and is never again to be worn by a Boston player because of its sacredness. During his illustrious baseball career, Ted Williams posted career hitting numbers that may never be seen again, truly living up to his nickname of The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. As a respected figure in not only Boston, but among all sports fans around the world, do not miss the opportunity to add one of the greatest players in baseball history to your collection and preserve the career of an American hero with Ted Williams memorabilia.
Collecting Ted Williams MemorabiliaTed Williams Autographed Photos: Many of us were not fortunate enough to witness the marvelous 19 seasons that Ted Williams spent on the baseball field. Luckily for MLB fans and collectors, the amazing hitter’s career can be preserved forever with a Ted Williams signed photograph. Each guaranteed authentic autographed Ted Williams photo features iconic images of the major league star’ tenure as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Our incredible selection of signed Ted Williams photos features captures shots of the perennial All-Star’s most remarkable achievements and posing with fellow Hall of Famers, like Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Babe Ruth. Celebrate the career of the Splendid Splinter by adding an incredibly valuable authentic Ted Williams autographed photo to your personal collection.