Great Baseball Moments- Ted Williams Walk-Off Home Run- 1941 All Star Game. If I could go back in time and witness a past baseball season- I could do a lot worse than the fabulous 1941 season. It was the final season before America went to war. It was the season in which Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games- and Teddy F. Ballgame- Ted Williams hit .406. No one has hit .400 since. It also brought one of the great moments in All-Star Game history. Note -this was back when the All-Star Game mattered.
July 8, 1941 Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Going into the bottom of the 9th inning the National League lead the American League 5-3. The AL scored a run to make it 5-4. There were runners of first and third and two outs. Ted Williams comes to the plate. With a count of two balls and one strike- Ted ends the game with a swing of the bat- he sends the next pitch into the third deck of the right field stands. A three run home run and the American League comes from behind to win 7-5.
That was a great season. William’s season was one of the great ones. DiMaggio hit .408 in hit 56 game streak and Williams hit 406 for the year…that is amazing when you think about it.
I believe that during DiMaggio’s streak- Ted out hit him.
Speaking of those two…that trade that never happened with Berra thrown in. That could have changed everything….but imagine Williams with that short right field fence at Yankee stadium and DiMaggio with the Green Monster.
you have to wonder what their career totals would have been like… i am glad the deal didn’t go down though.
Without Berra…that Yankee dynasty would have been a little different…yea Williams playing for the Yankees just don’t seem right.
Can you imagine Ted and Mickey playing together throughout the 1950’s?
Bat them 3rd and 4th…what a duo that would have been.
With that sweet left handed swing of TW, what batter does that remind you of today?
Clark and Griffey had great swings- hitters today… let me think–Pujols is nearing the end but he’s got a sweet swing.