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RIP TED WILLIAMS

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pistol, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    RIP Teddy Ballgame

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    Red Sox Great Ted Williams Dies
    Fri Jul 5,12:56 PM ET

    CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) - Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox revered and sometimes reviled "Splendid Splinter" and baseball's last .400 hitter, has died at age 83.


    Williams, who suffered a series of strokes and congestive heart failure in recent years, was taken Friday to Citrus County Memorial Hospital "where he was pronounced deceased," said sheriff's department spokesman Lt. Joe Eckstein.

    He underwent open-heart surgery in January 2001 and had a pacemaker inserted in November 2000.

    The Hall of Famer always wanted to be known as the greatest hitter ever, and his stats backed up the claim.

    A two-time MVP who twice won the Triple Crown, Williams hit .344 lifetime with 521 home runs — despite twice interrupting his career to serve as a Marine Corps pilot in World War II and the Korean War.

    He had 145 RBIs as a Red Sox rookie in 1939 and closed out his career — fittingly — by hitting a home run at Fenway Park in his final major league at-bat in 1960.

    Williams' greatest achievement came in 1941 when he batted .406, getting six hits in a doubleheader on the final day of the season.

    Williams contended his eyesight was so keen he could pick up individual stitches on a pitched ball and could see the exact moment his bat connected with it.

    He also asserted he could smell the burning wood of his bat when he fouled a ball straight back, just missing solid contact.
     
  2. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 191
  3. melt

    melt Guest

    i saw this on the news earlier today. he was a great player. rip.
     
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    it is a sad day in Bahstan.:(
     
  5. Bellbeefer

    Bellbeefer Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 30, 2002 Messages: 1,265 Likes Received: 17
    Ted was the greatest hitter to ever live....and , baseball will miss him.:(
     
  6. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
  7. Motha Fuka

    Motha Fuka New Jack

    Joined: Oct 19, 2001 Messages: 25 Likes Received: 0
    RIP to the fallen baseball hero
     
  8. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,306 Likes Received: 104
    wow thats sad....

    Probably the best of all time...

    RIP.
     
  9. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    .406
    dont even front
     
  10. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    rip the greatest hitter, from a time when baseball wasnt all about money and endorsements.
     
  11. ilikeskulls.

    ilikeskulls. Guest

    damn that sucks.i met him once at a comic/sports convention thing back when i was in 4th grade.he was super nice and friendly.i'll never get rid of my autographed ball.

    rip.
     
  12. SHELLTOES

    SHELLTOES Member

    Joined: Feb 25, 2002 Messages: 499 Likes Received: 0
    boston mourns teddy, a fallen hero. RIP
     
  13. bigpoppa.k

    bigpoppa.k Elite Member

    Joined: May 2, 2001 Messages: 3,150 Likes Received: 17
    R..I..P.

    "I've never seen a ball roll outta the ballpark".
     
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