Ted missed nearly five years of baseball due to military service. He missed the entire 1943, 1944 and 1945 seasons serving as a Navy pilot in World War II. Ted also missed most of the 1952 and 1953 seasons while serving in the Korean Conflict.
Ted never had more than four stolen bases in a season totaling 24 for his career.
Ted led the American League with 145 RBI's in 1939, 137 RBI's in 1942, 114 RBI's in 1947 and 159 RBI's in 1949.
Ted led the American League with 37 home runs in 1941, 36 home runs in 1942, 32 home runs in 1947 and 43 home runs in 1949.
Ted led the American League with 39 doubles in 1949.
Ted led the American League with 44 doubles in 1948.
Williams led the American League with a .406 batting average in 1941, a .356 average in 1942, a .343 average in 1947, a .369 average in 1948, a .388 average in 1957 and a .328 average in 1958.
Ted won the AL Triple Crown in 1942 and 1947.
Williams made his Major League debut on April 20, 1939.
Ted hit a home run in his last Major League at bat.
Ted was a Marine pilot in the service and had "better than perfect" vision of 20/10.
Ted had four baseball nicknames: The Kid, The Thumper, The Splendid Splinter and Teddy Ballgame.
Williams: Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!
Williams: All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth.
Williams: By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it.