Ted Williams biography
Professional baseball player Ted Williams was born Theodore Samuel Williams on August 30, 1918, in San Diego, California. From childhood, Williams took an interest in baseball. He was signed to play for the minor league in San Diego and Minneapolis before advancing to the major league with the Boston Red Sox in 1939. At the start of his career with the Red Sox, Williams had a difficult time gaining the approval of Boston fans, who shunned the athlete when he didn't give a strong performance. In turn, Williams never tipped his hat to the crowd until he gave a speech to Red Sox fans in 1991. He retired from baseball in 1960 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Williams died on July 5, 2002, in Inverness, Florida.