(1918–2002), US baseball player; full name Theodore Samuel Williams; nickname the Splendid Splinter. His career as an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox 1939–1960 was interrupted by active duty in World War II and in Korea. His 1941 batting average of .406 remains the last that high. Baseball Hall of Fame (1966).
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Syllabification: Wil·liams, Ted
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