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Ted Williams, an American icon who rose from the sandlots of San Diego to realize his dream of being recognized as "the greatest hitter who ever lived," died July 5, 2002.  The Red Sox legend, who hit .406 in 1941 to become the last player to break the .400 barrier, was 83.

          Ted Williams Pictorial
                     41 Pages

             Career Statistics

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