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Ted Williams
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Baseball Player
    (August 30, 1918-July 5, 2002)
    Baseball Outfielder/Manager/U.S. Navy Air Corp/Marines Pilot
    Boston Red Sox (1939-1960)
    Manager of the Washington Senators (1969-71)
    Manager of Texas Rangers (1972)
    Last ball player to hit .400 (.406 - 1941)
    Won Baseball's Triple Crown (led league in Home Runs, RBIs and Batting Average) twice (1942, 1947)
    Fought in Korea
    Sporting News Player of the Decade (1950-60)
    Won many medals for military bravery
    Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (1966)
    Lifetime batting average is .344 (fourth best in baseball)
    A.L. batting champ (1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1957, 1958)
    He never won a World Series.
    He did play in the 1946 World Series, and turned in a lackluster performance.
    He was uptight and forthright.
    He was left handed.
    The manager of the Red Sox wanted to sit Williams on the last day of the season to insure he would end the season over .400.
    He refused to sit out and went 6 for 8 in the double header (September 28, 1941).
    Hit his 521th and last home run on his last at bat (September 28, 1960).
    He was enlisted into World War II, losing two seasons of baseball.
    Later, he was re-activated for the Korean War, again sacrificing two more years of his baseball career.
    He is known for being humble.
    He earnestly said: 'Everybody tries to make a hero out of me over the Korean thing. I was no hero.'
    He visited Mike Piazza's house when he was a teenager and taught him how to hit in his backyard.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 8 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 43 Votes: 72.09% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 37 Votes: 72.97% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 71 Votes: 49.30% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 144 Votes: 51.39% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 230 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 99 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 98 Votes: 58.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 571 Votes: 35.55% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 71 Votes: 42.25% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 204 Votes: 43.63% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 202 Votes: 42.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 590 Votes: 65.76% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 496 Votes: 42.14% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2163 Votes: 42.63% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2612 Votes: 41.65% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9247 Votes: 64.75% Annoying
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