People: Jan. 28, 1966

Smiled Ted Williams angelically: "I want to thank the writers for making all this possible." That was about the only nice thing Ted has ever had to say about the press, but of course, the newsmen deserved it—since the Baseball Writers' Association of America had just elected him to the Baseball Hall of Fame by a record vote of 282 out of 302. There was no question he deserved it either. The last of the .400 sluggers (.406 in 1941), Ted hit 521 homers in 19 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, emerged with...

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