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Baseball legend Ted Williams played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox and is considered one of the greatest hitters of all-time.
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In turn, Williams never tipped his hat to the crowd until he gave a speech to Red Sox fans in 1991.
Still, it proved to be a tearful goodbye when Williams hung up his cleats for good in September 1960. As usual, however, Williams went out in style, belting a home run into Fenway Park's bleacher seats in his final at bat. Overall, Williams finished with a career average of .344—the sixth highest since 1990—and 521 homeruns.
he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Throughout much of his post-playing life, Williams continued to stay connected to the game of baseball. He managed the Washington Senators for three years, and later did some coaching for the Red Sox.
An avid fisherman, Williams spent as much time as he could out on the water. His life, though, took a dramatic turn in 1994 when a stroke greatly limited his ability to walk.
Over the course of his life, Williams married three times and had three children.
Williams died of a stroke in Inverness, Florida, on July 5, 2002, at the age of 83. Controversy clouded his passing because instead of being cremated as he had wished, his son, John, had his father's body cryogenically frozen at a facility in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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