Highlights of the life and career of baseball superstar Ted Williams:
Born Aug. 30, 1918, in San Diego. Signed with Pacific Coast League's San Diego Padres after high school. Obtained by Boston Red Sox, 1937. Played with Triple-A Minneapolis team before starting in Boston, 1939.
WITH THE RED SOX
Set many batting records despite missing nearly five seasons due to military service (during World War II and the Korean War) and two major injuries; retired, 1960.
Highlights: .406 season, 1941; two Triple Crowns, two MVPs, six American League batting championships, 521 home runs, 18 All-Star Game selections; hit a home run at his last time at bat in 1960.
1966: Elected to Hall of Fame.
1969-72: Manager, Washington Senators, Texas Rangers
Avid fisherman, outdoorsman; suffered series of strokes, including a severe one in 1994; died Friday of cardiac arrest.
Sources: AP, National Baseball Hall of Fame