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September 28 and the great Ted Williams

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Ted Williams is featured twice on this day in history:


“Batting .399955, Ted Williams elects to play in a doubleheader against the A’s on the final day of the season rather than to back into the coveted .400 average because the number is rounded up. 

The ‘Splendor Splinter’ comes through by going 6-for-8 in the twin bill to finish the season with a .4057 mark (.406).”


“In his last a major league appearance, an at-bat that will be immortalized by John Updike’s Hub fans bid Kid Adieu, Ted Williams homers off Orioles’ hurler Jack Fischer. 

The Boston writer’s explanation of why the 41-year old superstar did not acknowledge the Fenway faithful’s thunderous ovation is because “Gods do not answer letters”. “

He also hit .388 in 1957!  

Was Williams the greatest hitter ever?    He is #1 on my list and I never saw him play.

Written by scantojr

September 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

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