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Ted Williams simply amazing

HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭
edited February 10, 2024 4:05AM in Sports Talk

Someone just pointed out to me that at age 22 Ted batted over .400 and had an OBP of .555

Babe Ruth never ever had an OBP of .555 and
Ted did this at age 22 !!!!

Age 22. I just can’t wrap my head around this guy putting in the most dominant hitting season ever ( without steroids ) at age 22.

Am I over stating how incredible this seems to me, or is this the greatest baseball accomplishment that ever happened?

I also learned that during DiMaggio’s hit streak Ted Williams had a better batting average and OPS then Joe during that streak.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now just imagine if his prime years were not interrupted by Military Service...

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,137 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    I also learned that during DiMaggio’s hit streak Ted Williams had a better batting average and OPS then Joe during that streak.

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    During his hitting streak, Joe hit slightly above .400.
    Ted did it for the entire season.

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  • 2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    His eye sight was so amazing he could see the laces on the ball and know if it was a fast ball or curve

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  • tommyrusty7tommyrusty7 Posts: 1,709 ✭✭✭✭

    Anybody that saw him play, like me, saw one of the most amazing hitters that ever came to bat in the big leagues !

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tommyrusty7 said:
    Anybody that saw him play, like me, saw one of the most amazing hitters that ever came to bat in the big leagues !

    What year were you born? You said you watched baseball since the 40's

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2024 9:05AM

    So I had to go take a look and his stats between ages 20-23 are mind blowing.

    145 RBI’s at age 20 as a Rookie !!!!
    An OPS over 1.00 every year he played up to age 39 !!! Probably unequalled !!!

    He came into the big leagues at age 20 and was a man amongst boys.

    Perhaps the most dominant athlete to ever play professionally at such a young age.

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    So perhaps this is the wrong forum but does anyone here feel the Topps card pictured is better then the Bowman? Which Bowman card is bigger? Thanks



  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    Which Bowman card do you like better?

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,225 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2024 3:08PM

    @Hidhoe said:
    Which Bowman card do you like better?

    The 1951 Bowman is better because it's a bigger card of the same portrait

    The 56 is in a class all by itself imo

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tommyrusty7 said:

    @perkdog said:

    @tommyrusty7 said:
    Anybody that saw him play, like me, saw one of the most amazing hitters that ever came to bat in the big leagues !

    What year were you born? You said you watched baseball since the 40's

    I was born in 1939. My father used to take me to games in the late 40's . He used to call him ".the splendid splinter". I grew up in Walpole and attended a lot of games that he played in in the 50s.

    Awesome!!!

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,473 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've got Williams as #2 on my all time greatest hitters list.

    Despite Ted's remarkable achievements, I've still got the Babe at #1.

  • tommyrusty7tommyrusty7 Posts: 1,709 ✭✭✭✭

    We sat in the bleacher seats back then as they were only $1.00 ! We rode the MBTA cars so there was no parking problems as I remember it. Once I got old enough to drive I would park on the roof behind the left field wall and sit in the cheapest seats I could buy and move down in the better seats after the games started. No one said anything.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Willie Mays and Ted Williams are my top 2

  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is my favorite Williams card other than maybe the 39 playball rookie.

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  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @tommyrusty7 said:
    We sat in the bleacher seats back then as they were only $1.00 ! We rode the MBTA cars so there was no parking problems as I remember it. Once I got old enough to drive I would park on the roof behind the left field wall and sit in the cheapest seats I could buy and move down in the better seats after the games started. No one said anything.

    What year did you get television?
    Was it channel 57 and then 38 ?
    What year did Curt Gowdy start ?
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  • tommyrusty7tommyrusty7 Posts: 1,709 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2024 2:47AM

    We were the first ones on the street to get television in 1948 but it was only Howdy Doody and a few other station and very limited stations for a few hours back then. The Red Sox were a wish list back then. Radio was king! I don't remember when Curt Gowdy started or even when he ended. It was 1964 before I got room A/C.
    channel 38

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ted was as good as anyone who ever swung a bat. an OBP machine

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tommyrusty7 said:
    We were the first ones on the street to get television in 1948 but it was only Howdy Doody and a few other station and very limited stations for a few hours back then. The Red Sox were a wish list back then. Radio was king! I don't remember when Curt Gowdy started or even when he ended. It was 1964 before I got room A/C.
    channel 38

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  • tommyrusty7tommyrusty7 Posts: 1,709 ✭✭✭✭

    I don't remember how many of each I had but I know I had some of all the great ones. I used some on by bike as they made noise and the rest got misplaced when my folks moved after I went into the Marine corps.

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @tommyrusty7 said:
    I don't remember how many of each I had but I know I had some of all the great ones. I used some on by bike as they made noise and the rest got misplaced when my folks moved after I went into the Marine corps.

    My dad was born in Gardner in 1938.

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2024 6:31AM

    @tommyrusty7 said:
    We were the first ones on the street to get television in 1948 but it was only Howdy Doody and a few other station and very limited stations for a few hours back then. The Red Sox were a wish list back then. Radio was king! I don't remember when Curt Gowdy started or even when he ended. It was 1964 before I got room A/C.
    channel 38

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    That was as “great” a run as the Patriots- Red Sox 2000+

  • tommyrusty7tommyrusty7 Posts: 1,709 ✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    @tommyrusty7 said:
    We were the first ones on the street to get television in 1948 but it was only Howdy Doody and a few other station and very limited stations for a few hours back then. The Red Sox were a wish list back then. Radio was king! I don't remember when Curt Gowdy started or even when he ended. It was 1964 before I got room A/C.
    channel 38

    Remember watching the Celtics in the 60’s or Bruins in the 70’s ?
    That was as “great” a run as the Patriots- Red Sox 2000+

    I watched the Bruins in the 70's but have not followed them since I moved to NM.
    I never liked basketball.

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