American baseball player
Ted Williams Rank
Ted Williams Rank
About Ted Williams
Ted Williams was an iconic American baseball player who spent his entire career in the Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the Boston Red Sox between 1939 and 1960. The Red Sox later honored him by retiring his jersey number 9 in 1984. He received his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. In 1991, U.S. President George H.W. Bush bestowed upon him America's highest civilian award the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He was married three times. He married, successively, Borris Soule, model Lee Howard and former beauty queen and model Dolores Wettach. He fathered one child with Borris and two children with Dolores.
He got his popular nickname “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived” as a result of being one of the greatest hitters the game of baseball has ever seen. He was also known by other popular nicknames such as “The Kid” and “The Thumper”
His parents named him after the former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps and fought in both World War II and the Korean War.
Famous quotes by Ted Williams
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.Ted Williams
Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!Ted Williams
God gets you to the plate, but once your there your on your own.Ted Williams
Ted Williams' Popularity
Ted Williams was a famous American baseball player, who was born on August 30, 1918. As a person born on this date, Ted Williams is listed in our database as the 15th most popular celebrity for the day (August 30) and the 17th most popular for the year (1918).
People born on August 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Ted Williams is the 545th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Ted Williams' birthday, Ted Williams is the 3704th most famous American and ranks 34th in famous people born in San Diego, California, U.S.
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