American League Triple Crown winners

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Chapters: Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Nap Lajoie. Excerpt: As manager Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 - July 5, 2002), was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1939-1942 and 1946-1960). Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. A nineteen-time All-Star, he had a career batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Williams was the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). Williams holds the highest career batting average of anyone with 500 or more home runs. His career year was 1941, when he hit .406 with 37 HR, 120 RBI, and 135 runs scored. His .551 on base percentage set a record that stood for 61 years. Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper", "Mr Red Sox", "Toothpick Ted" and, because of his hitting prowess, "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams's career was twice interrupted by service as a U.S. Marine Corps fighter-bomber pilot. An avid sport fisherman, he hosted a television program about fishing, and he was inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. Ted Williams was born in San Diego as Teddy Samuel Williams, named after his father, Samuel Stuart Williams, and President Teddy Roosevelt, although Williams claimed that his middle name stemmed from one of his mother's brothers (in truth, her dead brother was Daniel) who had been killed in World War I. At some point, Williams changed the name on his birth certificate to Theodore. The elder of his brother, Danny, his father was a soldier, sheriff, and photographer from New York, while his mother, May Venzor, from El Paso, Texas, was an evangelist and lifelong soldier in the Salvation Army. Williams resented his mother's long hours work in the Salvation Army, and Williams and his brother cr

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Titel
American League Triple Crown winners
Untertitel
Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Nap Lajoie
Editor
EAN
9781155611303
ISBN
978-1-155-61130-3
Format
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Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Sport
Anzahl Seiten
36
Gewicht
93g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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