Theodore Samuel Williams was an American professional baseball player and manager. His career was of more than 18 years, and he played it as a left-fielder for the Boston Red Sox from the years 1939 to 1960. His career got interrupted by military service during World War II along with Korean War. He has several nicknames, including Teddy Ballgame, The Kid, The Splendid Splinter, and The Thumper. Williams is considered one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball.
Williams was honored with American League Most Valuable Player Award twice. He was a six-time AL Batting Champion. Also, he won the Triple Crown two times. His entire career involves 344 batting average, 521 home runs, and a 482 on-base percentage.
Williams was born in San Diego on August 30, 1980. He was given the name of Theodore Samuel Williams after the former president named Theodore Roosevelt. Later, Williams amended his birth certificate and eradicated his middle name. William’s father was a soldier, whereas his mother was an evangelist and a soldier in the Salvation Army. Williams spent most of his life years in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood. When he was 8 years old, he was taught how to throw a baseball by his uncle Saul Venzor.
In 2000, Williams underwent heart surgery when he was 82 years old. Further, he suffered from a series of strokes and congestive heart failures. At the age of 83, he died due to cardiac arrest at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Florida.
The net worth of Williams
The net worth of this great baseball player was considered around $5 million. He has received several awards for his great performances being a left-fielder. He also hosted a television program about fishing. Along with this, he helped to raise millions of dollars for cancer care. In his entire career lifetime of 19 years, he had played it for Boston Red Sox. He is still remembered and will always stay in people’s hearts. He was determined as the greatest hitter in baseball history.