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Ted Williams

Test your baseball knowledge of Ted Williams. 
Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Ted Williams was born in San Diego as Teddy Samuel Williams, later changed to Theodore on August 30, 1918.
What high school, in San Diego, did he graduate from?Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Teddy Roosevelt High School
  2. Abraham Lincoln High School
  3. Herbert Hoover High School
  4. Will C. Crawford High School

2) Williams had offers from the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees, while he was still in high school, his mother thought he was too young to leave home, so he signed up with the local minor league club, the San Diego Padres.

  • True or False?

3) In December 1937, during the winter meetings, the deal was made between Bill Lane and Eddie Collins, sending Williams to the Boston Red Sox and giving Lane cash and two major leaguers, Dom D'Allessandro and Al Niemiec, and two other minor leaguers.
What was the cash amount?

  1. $5,000
  2. $15,000
  3. $25,000
  4. $35,000

4) In 1938, the nineteen-year-old Williams was ten days late to spring training camp in Sarasota, Florida, because of a flood in California blocking the railroads. Williams had to borrow $200 from a bank to make the trip from San Diego to Sarasota.
What nickname did he picked up?

  1. The Kid
  2. The Colt
  3. The Teen
  4. Skinny

5) Williams remained in major league spring training for about a week.  Williams was then sent to the Double-A-league.
What was the team?

  1. Evansville Triplets
  2. Minneapolis Millers
  3. Louisville Redbirds
  4. Oklahoma City 89ers

6) Williams made his MLB debut on April 20, 1939 for the Boston Red Sox. He was 1 for 4.
Who did the Boston Red Sox play?

  1. LA Angles
  2. NY Yankees
  3. Chicago White Sox
  4. Washington Senators

7) Williams would make the All-Star Team 19 times.
What is NOT a year?

  1. 1940
  2. 1941
  3. 1942
  4. 1943

8) What was his number?

  1. 9
  2. 19
  3. 29
  4. 39

9) After going into the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviator at the end of 1942, Williams was discharged by the Marine Corps in time to begin preparations for the upcoming pro baseball season.
When was Williams released?

  1. November 1945
  2. December 1945
  3. January 1946
  4. February 1946

10) On May 1, 1952, at the age of 34, Williams was recalled to active duty for service in the Korean War. During the Korean War, Williams also served in the same Marine Corps unit with John Glenn, and in the last half of his missions, Williams was flying as Glenn's wingman.

  • True or False?

11) What was Williams career batting average?

  1. .344
  2. .354
  3. .364
  4. .374

12) What was Williams career On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) average?

  1. .816
  2. .916
  3. 1.016
  4. 1.116

13) What was Williams career Runs Created total?

  1. 2182
  2. 2282
  3. 2382
  4. 2482

14) In his last years, Williams suffered from cardiomyopathy.  He had a pacemaker implanted in November 2000 and he underwent open-heart surgery in January 2001.  After suffering a series of strokes and congestive heart failure, he died of cardiac arrest at the age of 83 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida, near his home in Citrus Hills, Florida.
When did Williams die?

  1. April 5, 2002
  2. May 5, 2002
  3. June 5, 2002
  4. July 5, 2002

15) Who was Williams NOT married to?

  1. Lee Howard

  2. Louise Kaufman

  3. Doris Soule

  4. Dolores Wettach

16) Where was Ted Williams buried?

  1. Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Saint Joe, Florida

  2. Old Saint Joseph Cemetery, Port Saint Joe, Florida

  3. Williamsburg Cemetery, Wewahitchka, Florida

  4. Alcor Life Extension Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona,


Ted Williams Answers

1) C. 2) True 3) D. 4) A. 5) B. 6) B. 7) D. 8) A. 9) C. 10) True 11) A. 12) D. 13) C. 14) D. 15) B. 16) D.

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