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ESPN Classic remembers Ted Williams

Updated: July 8, 2002, 5:07 PM ET

Ted Williams, the last player to hit .400 and an inspiration to all those who have tried ever since, died July 5 in Florida at the age of 83. ESPN Classic will celebrate Williams' career with a special 24-hour tribute from noon ET Wednesday until noon ET Thursday.

In a playing career that spanned four decades with the Red Sox and was interrupted by two military tours of duty, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Splendid Splinter hit .344 with 521 home runs, 1,839 RBI, 2,019 walks, a slugging ...

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