Ted Williams' last at-bat, 50 years later
Fifty years ago today, Ted Williams walked up to the plate on a chilly, overcast day at Fenway Park and stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the eighth inning against Baltimore pitcher Jack Fisher. He took his familiar stance, looked at the first pitch for a ball, swung and missed at the second, then drove the third pitch into the bullpen for the most famous farewell in baseball history.
Williams had gone out the way so many players dream about and almost none ...
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