Death of Ted Williams

August 30, 1918 - July 15, 2002
Inverness, Florida | Age 83

Hall of Famer dead at 83; was last major leaguer to hit over .400
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Ted Williams, Beantown's ever cranky but much beloved "Splendid Splinter" and baseball's last .400 hitter, died Friday.

The Boston Red Sox treasure, who made good on his goal to be known as the greatest hitter of all time, was 83.

The Hall of Famer was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at 8:49 a.m. at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, spokeswoman Rebecca Martin said. He had suffered a series of strokes and congestive heart failure in recent years.

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