Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday - 8/30

No future or former Astros with birthdays today, so how about we celebrate the birthday of Hall of Famer Ted Williams who would have been 94 today. Williams played for Boston for 19 seasons from 1939 to 1960, interrupted by three years of military service in 1943, 1944 and 1945. His accomplishments as noted in Baseball-Reference are legion ~

  • 17-time AL All-Star (1940-1942, 1946-1951 & 1953-1960)
  • 2-time AL MVP (1946 & 1949)
  • 2-time AL Triple Crown (1942 & 1947)
  • 6-time AL Batting Average Leader (1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1957 & 1958)
  • 12-time AL On-Base Percentage Leader (1940-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954 & 1956-1958)
  • 9-time AL Slugging Percentage Leader (1941, 1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954 & 1957)
  • 10-time AL OPS Leader (1941, 1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954, 1957 & 1958)
  • 6-time AL Runs Scored Leader (1940-1941, 1946, 1947 & 1949)
  • 6-time AL Total Bases Leader (1939, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949 & 1951)
  • 2-time AL Doubles Leader (1948 & 1949)
  • 4-time AL Home Runs Leader (1941, 1942, 1947 & 1949)
  • 4-time AL RBI Leader (1939, 1942, 1947 & 1949)
  • 8-time AL Bases on Balls Leader (1941, 1942, 1946-1949, 1951 & 1954)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 16 (1939-1942, 1946-1951, 1954-1958 & 1960)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 8 (1939, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951 & 1957)
  • 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1949)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 9 (1939-1942, 1946-1949 & 1951)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 9 (1939-1942, 1946-1949 & 1951)
  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1966

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget he was called up as a Marine Reserve in 1952 and 1953 I believe...

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