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  1. Williams left a legacy of greatness

    Larry Schwartz

    ESPN Classic looks back at some of the most memorable moments in the career of Ted Williams.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 05, 2002
  2. Two Grand Finales for Teddy Ballgame

    Larry Schwartz

    Boston's Ted Williams goes 6-for-8 in a doubleheader against the Athletics on the last day of the season, propelling his average to .406. No player has hit .400 since. Nineteen years later, he homers in his final at-bat at Fenway Park.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 24, 2001
  3. Yaz is only AL player to reach 3,000 hits, 400 HRs

    Larry Schwartz

    Carl Yastrzemski is the only American League player to get 3,000 hits and 400 homers when he singles in Boston's 9-2 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 10, 2001
  4. Mays moves into second with 535th homer

    Larry Schwartz

    Willie Mays takes sole possession of second place on the all-time home run list with 535 after his fourth-inning blast off Ray Washburn in the Giants' 4-3 win over the Cardinals in San Francisco.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 15, 2001
  5. Williams: "I was right and I'd spit again"

    Larry Schwartz

    Red Sox GM Joe Cronin fines Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting in the direction of booing fans at Fenway Park. Williams' drop of Mickey Mantle's fly ball in Boston's 1-0, 11-inning victory is the cause of the fans' displeasure.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 02, 2001
  6. Williams returns but can't hook this Marlin

    Larry Schwartz

    It's Ted Williams' first game back since returning from the Korean War. He pops up as a pinch-hitter in Boston's 8-7, 10-inning loss to the St. Louis Browns at Fenway Park.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 02, 2001
  7. Williams, Stengel inducted into Hall of Fame

    Larry Schwartz

    Ted Williams and Casey Stengel are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 20, 2001
  8. Williams cracks 500th homer

    Larry Schwartz

    Ted Williams becomes the fourth player to hit 500 home runs when his two-run shot gives Boston a 3-1 win in Cleveland.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 15, 2001
  9. Williams wins Triple Crown before joining Navy

    Larry Schwartz

    Ted Williams is sworn into service in the U.S. Navy, but he won't be called to active duty until after the season.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 18, 2001
  10. Two new parks open; Williams debut vs. Gehrig

    Larry Schwartz

    Two new fields open: Navin Field (Tigers Stadium), 1912 and Fenway Park in Boston. And Ted Williams makes his debut in 1939, doubling in the only game he will play against Lou Gehrig.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 18, 2001
  11. Triple Crown winner jolted in MVP vote

    Larry Schwartz

    Though he won the Triple Crown, Boston's Ted Williams loses the American League MVP to the Yankees' Joe DiMaggio - by one vote.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | November 24, 2000
  12. Oct. 2, 1949: Sox lose pennant, Williams Triple Crown

    Larry Schwartz

    The Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 5-3, to break a first-place tie and win the pennant on the last day of the season. Ted Williams loses the batting title and Triple Crown when he goes 0-for-2, dropping his average to .34275. Detroit's George Kell hits .3429

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 30, 2000