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Name: Ted Williams                                                                     
Born: 30 August 1918                                                                   
Died: July 5, 2002 (aged 83)                                                           
Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 - July 5, 2002), best known as Ted           
Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The             
Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. He played 19           
seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the       
Boston Red Sox.                                                                       
Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led         
the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. He had a career       
batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball       
Hall of Fame in 1966. He is the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over       
.400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). Williams holds the highest career             
batting average of anyone with 500 or more home runs. His career year was 1941,       
when he hit .406 with 37 HR, 120 RBI, and 135 runs scored. His .551 on base           
percentage set a record that stood for 61 years. An avid sport fisherman, he           
hosted a television show about fishing and was inducted into the Fishing Hall of