The Famous "Green Box"
What's a green box and why is it so famous? Well, just like
a baseball dugout, that's where the stories are told. The
"Green Box" appeared on the Baseball Historian web
site during our inception back in 1999 and has been holding
kangaroo court ever since. Enjoy the stories...
|Ted Williams - The last .400 hitter in baseball
|Left-handed hitting Ted Williams led the American League with 145 RBIs in his rookie year, 1939. At age 23 in 1941, 'the Kid' batted .406 to capture his first of his six AL batting titles. Williams set numerous batting records while playing for the Boston Red Sox from 1939-1960, despite losing nearly five seasons due to World War II and the Korean War. Historians rated Ted Williams, 'the Splendid Splinter' as one of the top hitters in major league history. He won the Triple Crown twice, by leading the league in batting, home runs and RBIs, 1942 and 1947 and was chosen the league's Most Valuable Player in 1946 and 1949. It has been nearly 60 years since any player has batted .400 and he also hit an awesome .388 in 1957 at the age of 39. Ted Williams retired with a .344 life-time batting average, hit 521 home runs and had 1839 RBIs.