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Ted Williams

Williams, Ted (Theodore Samuel Williams; 1918– ), U.S. baseball player. Considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, he was the last major leaguer to achieve a .400 season batting average (.406 in 1941), finishing with a .344 career average. Williams, an outfielder, led the American League in hitting 6 times (1941, 42, 47, 48, 57, 58) and won the Most Valuable Player award twice (1946, 49). He played in the major leagues for the Boston Red Sox (1939–42; 1946–51; 1954–60) and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.

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