August 24, 1940 in History
Event:
Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits and 1 run




Related Topics:
allows
Detroit
fielder
hits
innings
Last
Left
loss
pitches
Red
run
Sox
Ted
Tigers
Williams

Related Year:
1940

Related Events:
August 24





Ted Williams History:
July 5, 2002 - Ted Williams, athlete, last person to hit .400 for a season as a major leaguer, dies at 83
May 29, 1984 - Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) and #4 (Joe Cronin)
October 4, 1972 - Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
April 7, 1969 - Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yankees 8-4
February 21, 1969 - Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators
September 28, 1961 - Ted Williams hits a home run on his last at bat
September 28, 1960 - Ted Williams hits his final homer #521
September 26, 1960 - Ted Williams last at bat is his 521st home run off Jack Fisher
June 17, 1960 - Ted Williams hit his 500th home runs
July 24, 1958 - Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
April 30, 1958 - Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
February 6, 1958 - Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
June 13, 1957 - Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-home run games in a season
August 7, 1956 - Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
May 16, 1954 - Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone
March 1, 1954 - Ted Williams fractures collarbone in 1st game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War
August 6, 1953 - Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military
February 19, 1953 - Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet
February 17, 1953 - Baseball star/pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea
January 9, 1952 - Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
July 13, 1950 - Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow
July 11, 1950 - 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chicago Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
November 25, 1949 - Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
November 15, 1946 - Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
March 9, 1946 - Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican League, he refuses
November 3, 1942 - Despite Ted Williams wins Triple Crown, Yankees Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
June 2, 1942 - Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator
September 28, 1941 - Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
May 25, 1941 - Ted Williams raises his batting avg over .400 for 1st time in 1941
May 2, 1941 - Ted Williams lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400
April 23, 1939 - Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st home run
April 20, 1939 - Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double
December 7, 1937 - Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
October 30, 1918 - Ted Williams, hitter, Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47
August 30, 1918 - Ted Williams, Baseball's last .400 hitter for the Boston Red Sox


More Notable Events on August 24:
1969 Peru nationalizes U.S. oil interests
1949 NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, goes into effect
1912 Territory of Alaska organizes
1909 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
1891 Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera