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Boston Red Sox Ted Williams Signed 16×20 Photo

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Here offered is a Boston Red Sox Ted Williams Signed 16×20 Photo

In 1938, the nineteen-year-old Williams was ten days late to spring training camp in Sarasota, Florida, because of a flood in California blocking the railroads. Williams had to borrow $200 from a bank to make the trip from San Diego to Sarasota. Also during spring training Williams was nicknamed “The Kid” by Red Sox equipment manager Johnny Orlando, who after Williams arrived to Sarasota for the first time, said, “‍ ’​The Kid’ has arrived”. Orlando still called Williams “The Kid” twenty years later, and the nickname stuck with Williams the rest of his life. Williams remained in major league spring training for about a week. Williams was then sent to the Double-A-league Minneapolis Millers. While in the training camp of the Millers camp for the springtime, Williams met Rogers Hornsby, who had hit over .400 three times, including a .424 average in 1924, who was a coach for the Millers for the spring. Hornsby told Williams useful advice, including to “get a good pitch to hit”. Talking with the game’s greats would become a pattern for Williams, who talked with Hugh Duffy who hit .438 in 1894, Bill Terry who hit .401 in 1930, and Ty Cobb against whom he would argue that a batter should hit up on the ball, opposed to Cobb’s view that a batter should hit down on the ball.

The signature is in dark blue felt pen and grades a (9). Comes in a display, the dimensions of the display are 20×24. The display comes in “as in condition”.

Authentication

JSA Auction House Letter

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 1 × 24 in

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