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07-05-02, 12:00 PM
...(b.1918) Marine pilot - served (194345) in World War II and again (195253) in the Korean War; Baseball Hall of Famer; lifetime batting average of .344 and hit a total of 521 home runs.

Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox revered and sometimes reviled "Splendid Splinter" and baseball's last .400 hitter, has died at age 83. Williams, who suffered a series of strokes and congestive heart failure in recent years, was taken Friday to Citrus County Memorial Hospital "where he was pronounced deceased," said sheriff's department spokesman Lt. Joe Eckstein.