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Rank Vs. Rank : Ted Williams

 

Capt. Theodore Samuel (Ted) Williams

  • Hometown: San Diego
  • Team: Boston Red Sox
  • Sports played: Major League Baseball from 1939-1960, fishing and hunting
  • Position played: Outfielder
  • Career home runs: 521
  • Lifetime batting average: .344
  • First base walks: 2019, second to Babe Ruth
  • Idol: Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  • Best Run Time: A slow jog around the bases after hitting another record-breaking home run.

Capt. Theodore L. Williams II

  • Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois (suburb of Chicago)
  • Unit: The Basic School, Quantico, Va.
  • Sports played: Track, soccer and wrestling
  • Military occupational specialty: Infantry officer
  • PFT: 286
  • CFT: 300
  • Rifle range score: 315
  • Idol: Novelist Robert Jordan, author of The Wheel of Time.
  • Best Run Time: 19:18

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  • Russ Ogrin

    Leo, do names like “Mickey Dapen” “Tooter aka Tom Gilmore, Russell Teegarden, Willie McCully??????????????

  • Russ Ogrin

    Hi Leo, I think I might know you and was your MOS a 2142?

  • Lockwood0849

    Apples v. Oranges, no comparison.  Cute story however.

  • Lockwood0849

    Apples v. Oranges, no comparison.  Cute story however.

  • ABaldridge69

    Are you serious you can’t compare marine stats to baseball stats I don’t care if he was a baseball player and use to be marine this is marine magazine not sports illustrate

  • ABaldridge69

    Are you serious you can’t compare marine stats to baseball stats I don’t care if he was a baseball player and use to be marine this is marine magazine not sports illustrate

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ken-Cook/742344922 Ken Cook

    Oh, and you forgot to mention, THE Ted Williams wasn’t just “a decorated pilot” he was an ACE pilot!! I don’t know who this young Capt. is who shares his name, but it’s a cruel joke on both of them to make this comparison. Is the Corps really that hard up for heroes today? I don’t think so

    Semper Fi Mac!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ken-Cook/742344922 Ken Cook

    Oh, and you forgot to mention, THE Ted Williams wasn’t just “a decorated pilot” he was an ACE pilot!! I don’t know who this young Capt. is who shares his name, but it’s a cruel joke on both of them to make this comparison. Is the Corps really that hard up for heroes today? I don’t think so

    Semper Fi Mac!

  • Davpme5

    OUTFREAKINGSTANDING!!!!!!!!!

  • mustang1302

    How about mentioning Ted’s MOS and years served? He gave up a lot of prime years in his baseball days to serve with his Marines, including combat in Korea.

  • Hernan Ferrea

    And? What’s the point????

  • Leo Southworth (USMC 73-85)

    This looks to be the work of a butterbar! What’s the point, other than to waste space? Nice draw, though, had me expecting something a lot more informative.

  • DBUSMC

    Are you serious?