Theodore Samuel Williams (1918-2002) is unquestionably one of the game’s greatest hitter of all-time. Williams remains the last player in the Major Leagues to hit over the .400-mark when he batted .406 in 1941. The Splendid Splinter played his entire career in left field for the Boston Red Sox (1939-1942, 1946-1960), and lost 5 years during the prime of career due to military service. Early on and throughout his career, Williams stated that he wanted to be remembered as, “There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.” The Kid, as he was also dubbed at the beginning of his first spring training, twice won the Triple Crown (1942, 1947) and Most Valuable Player awards (1946, 1949), was a six-time American League batting champion, hit 521 home runs and retired with a lifetime batting average of .344 over his 19-year career. He prophetically became one of the greatest hitter to ever live. Ted Williams hit his 521st (and last) home run at Fenway Park in his final at-bat of his career. Theodore Samuel Williams was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.