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Slight correction, Father. After the first game he finished with a .3999 BA which would have been rounded to .400, but he insisted on playing the second game anyway.
If it were not for those 5 seasons, he would have easily reached 3,000 hits — and might well have given the Babe a run the home run title.
My grandfather was a Marine ANGLICO in Korea and was at an airbase in NC prior to getting out. He was friends with two pilots who were prior enlisted. They were friends with Ted Williams.
So one day they asked my grandfather, a huge baseball fan, if he wanted to meet Ted Williams as they were going out to dinner with him. My grandfather jumped at this. However, on the way to dinner, they ordered my grandfather to not talk about baseball, as Williams was there with his fighter pilot hat on.
So instead of having dinner with Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, he got to have dinner with Ted Williams, USMCR and two other pilots who talked about flying the entire time. My grandfather had no idea what they were talking about.
Thomas S – Fr. Zuhlsdorf is correct. Ted Williams batting average going into the double-header on the last day of the season was.3996 (179 hits, 448 at-bats) which would be rounded to .400 . Joe Cronin, his manager, offered to sit him out for the double-header and Ted refused. He had 6 hits in 8 at bats in the double header resulting in the .406 average.
I agree with ncsteven, Fr. Z is right. I saw Ted’s last game in Fenway Park. Brooks Robinson and I are probably the only two people in the world who saw both Williams’ and Cal Ripken’s last game. For doubters, I shot an 8mm film of Ted’s last game and his last home run. I have a frame of the ball on the bat, sending his last home run into the Red Sox bullpen.
ncstevem, thanks for the correction. I’d forgotten it was before the doubleheader and not between games. I’m too young to be losing my memory like this!
You could say that record is frozen* in time.
Get it? GET IT?
*- Ted Williams’ head and body are cryogenically frozen so they can be reanimated in the event such technology ever develops.