Wed, 29 Jun 2011 02:50:38 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon homered and drove in three runs in a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, June 28. Damon, with 2,653 hits, is one away from tying Ted Williams for 71st place on the career list.
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 01:28:45 -0700
The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports Florida Marlins 3B Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs Sunday, Sept. 3, to become only the third player to drive in 100 runs or more in each of three consecutive seasons. Mel Ott and Ted Williams were the other two players.
Tue, 20 Sep 2005 21:14:22 -0700
The Associated Press' Fred Goodall reports Boston Red Sox 1B/DH David Ortiz, on the strength of a two-homer game Tuesday night, Sept. 20, set a team record with his 27th road home run. Hall of Famer Ted Williams had owned the record with 26 road home runs in 1957.
Sun, 17 Jul 2005 15:46:00 -0700
The Associated Press' Joe Kay reports Cincinnati Reds OF Ken Griffey Jr. hit the 521st homer of his career Sunday, July 17, putting him in a tie with Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Willie McCovey for 14th on the career list. It was his 20th blast of the season and third in a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park.
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 01:14:46 -0700
The Dayton Daily News reports Houston Astros 2B Craig Biggio smacked his 2,654th career hit Sunday, April 17, pulling him into a tie with Boston Red Sox OF Ted Williams for 64th on the all-time list.
Sun, 29 Aug 2004 16:23:10 -0700
Ronald Blum, of the Associated Press, reports Los Angeles Dodgers IF Robin Ventura hit the 17th grand slam of his big league career Sunday, Aug. 29, tying Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for fourth place on the career list.
Sat, 15 May 2004 12:35:22 -0700
ESPN.com reports New York Mets C Mike Piazza's efforts to put Ted Williams to rest in a dignified manner came to a quick halt Friday, May 14, when Piazza's agent got a call from Williams' lawyer. Dan Lozano, representing Piazza, was advised by Peter Sutton of Boston, representing the Thumper's estate, that Piazza and his father, Vince, ought to back off, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. Piazza, who had a personal relationship with Williams, had contacted Williams' daughter Bobby-Jo Ferrell and offered to assist in her effort to have the Hall of Famer's body removed from a deep freeze and cremated instead, then have his ashes spread over the deep waters off the Florida Keys. "Personally, my feelings haven't changed, but the last thing I want to do is interfere in a family matter," Mike Piazza said. "I just feel strongly that he [Williams] should be memorialized properly in some way."
Thu, 13 May 2004 21:51:48 -0700
Updating previous items, Mike Schneider, of the Associated Press, reports New York Mets C Mike Piazza supports the release of Hall of Famer Ted Williams' body from the Alcor Life Extension deep freeze facility. "The hope is that Ted Williams can one day be laid to rest in a dignified and respectful manner befitting a true American hero," Piazza told The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. in editions of the paper running Thursday, May 13. "Right now I'm just a quiet supporter." Mark Farrell, husband of Williams' daughter Bobby Jo Ferrell, also said the two had spoken with Piazza recently and that the catcher had promised to help them gain the release of Ted Williams' body from Alcor.
Thu, 13 May 2004 21:42:31 -0700
Updating previous items, Mike Schneider, of the Associated Press, reports the executor of Hall of Famer Ted Williams' estate has sued Williams' daughter, Bobby Jo Ferrell, and her husband Mark, alleging the two violated an agreement not to oppose the decision to send Williams' body to the Alcor Life Extension foundation for placement in a deep freeze.
Sun, 18 Apr 2004 14:59:49 -0700
The AP reports Houston Astros OF Craig Biggio tied Hall of Famer Ted Williams for 30th on the career doubles list following a double in a game Saturday night, Apr. 17. Biggio now has hit 525 doubles and trails Dave Parker by just one.