Williams Museum moving some exhibits to Tropicana

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame is opening a new location at Tropicana Field in what could be the first step in a major relocation.

Devil Rays president Matt Silverman, St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker and museum officials will hold a news conference Thursday at Tampa Bay's home ballpark.

The museum is currently located north of St. Petersburg in Hernando, which is near the Williams' home. The last major-leaguer to hit .400 died on July 5, 2002.

Williams, considered one of baseball's greatest hitters, spent his entire Hall of Fame career with the Boston Red Sox. The annual induction ceremony, which was held at the museum when Williams was alive, has become a dinner event held during March in Fort Myers, where the Red Sox hold spring training.