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 Splendid Splinter
Ted Williams talks about his battle for .400.
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 Greatest hitter
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller remembers Ted Williams as the greatest hitter he ever faced.
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 Hometown hero
Ted Williams takes a walk down memory lane to his childhood home of San Diego.
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 Remembering Ted Williams
Remembering Ted Williams.
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 Boston legend
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy describes what the loss of Ted Williams means to Boston.
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 Red Sox favorites
Nomar Garciaparra will remember Ted Williams as a friend.
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 Straight shooter
Tony Gwynn talks about what he admired about Ted Williams.
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 Remembering Ted
ESPN's Peter Gammons looks back at the life of Ted Williams.

 Remembering Ted Williams
ESPN's Jayson Stark discusses Ted Williams' great stats.

 Remembering Ted Williams
ESPN's Jayson Stark talks about Ted Williams' "sweet swing."

Friday, September 20, 2002
Ted Williams (1918-2002)

Remembering a Legend
Ted Williams, regarded as perhaps baseball's greatest hitter, died July 5 in Crystal River, Fla. The Splendid Splinter, who also served as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, dominated the 1940s, leading the league in runs batted in three times and batting and home runs four times each. Peter Gammons writes on a true baseball legend who mastered the science of hitting.
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  • Ted Williams, the last major leaguer to hit .400 in a season, had a lifetime batting average of .344.

    On the Air
    ESPN remembers Ted Williams ESPN Classic: ESPN Classic will present a 24-hour Ted Williams tribute beginning at noon on Wednesday, July 10.

    Career Statistics
    Team Years Games At Bats Hits Avg. Home Runs RBIs Runs
    Red Sox 19 2,292 7,706 2,654 .344 521 1,839 1,798

    Wulf: One true Hall of Famer
    ESPN The Magazine's Steve Wulf writes how Ted Williams loved going to Cooperstown.

    Caple: Williams left his imprint
    Ted Williams had a gruff reputation, but he touched the lives of hundreds of ballplayers.

    Kurkjian: The game's greatest hitter
    Ted Williams was exactly what he set out to be, writes ESPN's Tim Kurkjian: the best hitter of all time.

    What they're saying about Ted Williams.

    McCollister: Memories of Ted
    When baseball historian John McCollister was a kid, he viewed Ted Williams as an artist. As an adult, he remained in awe.

    Murray: Call Williams unpredictable
    Ted Williams was as predictable as a tornado, Jim Murray once penned.

    Friend: Washington, 1969
    If a man could walk on the moon, then Ted Williams could manage the Senators.

    A young and crazy Williams
    Teammates from his minor-league days remember a brash and confident Ted Williams who drove fast and hit hard.

    John Glenn remembers a war hero
    Williams was a wingman for the future astronaut and U.S. senator.

    Who is greatest living player?
    Is it Willie Mays? Hank Aaron? Jayson Stark discusses the candidates.

    Williams in action
    ESPN Classic looks back at some of the most memorable moments in Ted Williams' career.

    Williams made Fenway memories
    As good as Williams was, people will always wonder what might have been.

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