Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A 50-Year Memory: The Kid Retires

1960 - Ted Williams plays his last major league baseball game after 19 seasons, 2,292 games and 7,706 at bats. Williams was
a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. He had a career batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He is the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). --Wikipedia

Some Ted Williams quotes:
"No one could throw a fastball past me. God could come down from Heaven and he couldn't throw it past me."

"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer."

"Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!"

"I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400."

"If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me."

"Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders."
And don't miss....

1 comment:

shallowfrozenwater said...

there was plenty of talk after Joe DiMaggio died that Teddy ballgame was the best hitter alive. who is it now?
Hank Aaron?
Tony Gwynn?
dare i say it ... Pete Rose?