Ted Williams
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1918
Date of Death: 2002
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest
Occupation: Soldier, Professional baseball player
Spouse: Doris Soule (div. 1954)
Lee Howard (div. 1967)
Dolores Wattach (div. 1972)
Children: Barbara (daughter); John Henry (son)
Relatives: Danny (brother)
Sports Team: Boston Red Sox (1939–1942, 1946–1952, 1953–1960)
Military Branch: United States Marine Corps
(World War II, Korean War)
Turtledove Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 - July 5, 2002) was the starting left-fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960. He had a .344 career batting average and 521 career home runs. He was Rookie of the Year in 1939 and American League MVP in 1946 and 1949, a 17-time All-Star, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. It was his professed wish to be "the greatest hitter who ever lived", a goal many believe he achieved.

He also served during World War II and the Korean War.

Ted Williams in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

Ted Williams was one of many celebrities invited by Mothers Against the Madness in Germany to speak at nation-wide anti-war rallies on July 4, 1946. Williams, a World War II veteran himself, sent the group a very angry and obscenity-laced refusal.[1]