10 Surprising things about Ted Williams

During both World War II and the Korean War, Ted Williams interrupted his baseball career to serve as a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. 

Ted Williams is one of only two players in MLB history to win the Triple Crown twice. He achieved this remarkable feat in 1942 and 1947 

Williams had an obsessive approach to hitting. He was known for his meticulous analysis of his own swing and wrote a book titled "The Science of Hitting," where he shared his thoughts and techniques on the art of hitting a baseball. 

In 1941, Williams became the last player in MLB history to finish a season with a batting average over .400. He ended the season with a remarkable .406 average. 

Williams was selected to the All-Star Game 19 times during his career, a record that still stands as one of the highest in baseball history. 

Williams had an unorthodox batting stance where he held his hands high and close to his body. Despite this unique style, he managed to become one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. 

Williams had a fierce rivalry with Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Their competition for the title of the best hitter in baseball during the 1940s and 1950s was the stuff of legend. 

Outside of baseball, Ted Williams had a deep love for fishing. He became an accomplished sport fisherman and even hosted a television show called "The American Sportsman"  

Despite his remarkable career, Ted Williams had to wait until his sixth year of eligibility before being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  

Williams was involved in several charitable endeavors, including his support for the Jimmy Fund, which raises money for cancer research and treatment. 

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