Happy birthday, Ted Williams! Regarded as one of the all-time greatest hitters in Major League Baseball history, Williams (born August 30, 1918) of the Boston Red Sox was the last Major League player to bat over .400 for a single season, in 1941. He hit .344 over a 19-year career, including 521 home runs. Honored on the Major League Baseball All-Stars pane
Gehrig, Foxx & Ruth Focus on the Hall of Fame: “Double X” Jimmie Foxx is unquestionably one of the great sluggers in major league history. His glory years were with the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1936) and the Red Sox (1936-1942), but he also played for the Cubs (1942, 1944), and Phillies (1945). Over his 20-year career, Foxx hit .325, with 2646 hits, 1751 runs, 158 doubles, 125 triples, 534 home runs, 1922 RBIs, .428 on-base percentage, .609 slugging average, and 4956 total bases.