Considered the greatest hitter who ever lived, Ted Williams wore these cleats in his last at bat on September 28, 1960. In a “Hollywood-like” ending he hit a 425 foot home run and raced around the base paths and rushed into the Red Sox dugout.

The applause for him to come out was deafening, but he never came out. John Updike referring to Ted’s unwillingness to make a curtain call: “Gods do not answer letters.”

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
By John Updike
October 22, 1960

 

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