Ted Williams Net Worth

Ted Williams Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ted Williams net worth is
$5 Million

Ted Williams Wiki Biography

Theodore Samuel “Ted” Williams was born on the 30th August 1918, in San Diego, California USA, and died on the 5th July 2002 in Inverness, Florida, USA. He was a professional baseball player and manager, a Hall of Famer, a seventeen-time All-Star, and one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. Williams spent his whole career as a left fielder with Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1942, and from 1946 to 1960. Playing in the MLB for nearly twenty years significantly increased his net worth. Williams’ career started in 1939 and ended in 1972.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ted Williams was. as estimated in mid-2016? According to the authoritative source, it has been estimated that Williams’ net worth is $5 million. In addition to playing baseball at the professional level, Williams was also a manager in Washington Senators/Texas Rangers from 1969 to 1972 which considerably improved his wealth.

Ted Williams Net Worth $5 Million

Ted Williams was the son of May Venzor, an evangelist and a soldier in the Salvation Army, and Samuel Stuart Williams, a soldier, sheriff, and photographer. His uncle, Saul Venzor, a former semi-professional, taught Williams how to throw a baseball at the age of eight. Teddy, who was named after President Theodore Roosevelt, attended the Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, and starred as a pitcher on the baseball team, where his was excellence saw him receive offers from New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals, but his mother decided that it was best to stay at home for the moment, so he joined the local minnows – the San Diego Padres.
After one season, Ted William moved to the Boston Red Sox, debuting in April 1939, against arch rivals the New York Yankees, and subsequently excelled in his first season in the MLB, and although there wasn’t a Rookie of the Year Award at the time, Babe Ruth said that Williams was his favorite rookie of the season. He was paid $5,000 in his debut year, and his salary doubled the following year. In 1940, he appeared in the All-Star game for the first time, and in 1941 Williams hit one of the longest home runs in history, estimates saying that it went for 183 meters.
WWII was raging, and Ted was drafted into the Navy Reserve, and went on active duty in May 1943. He became a Lieutenant and was sent to Pearl Harbor after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Williams played baseball in the Army League at the time along with Joe DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, and Stan Musial.
After the war, Ted joined Boston again, and signed a $37,500 contract. Ted was offered $300,000 for a three-year contract to play in the Mexican League but refused, and signed a new one-year $70,000 deal with the Red Sox in 1947. In 1952, Williams was called to serve in Korean War, and although he hadn’t flown for eight years, he joined the US Marines and served for three years.
Following his return, Ted played another five years, leading the batting titles in three years, and actually hitting a home run with his last time-at-bat in 1960. He became only one of 29 baseball players to appear in four decades in the MLB, and one of four players to hit a home-run in four decades.
Regarding his personal life, Ted Williams married Doris Soule in 1944 and they divorced in 1954; they had a daughter named Barbara Joyce, born in 1948. He later married Lee Howard in 1961, but they divorced in 1967. Williams’ third wife was Dolores Wettach, a former Miss of Vermont and a model in Vogue. They married in 1968 but divorced in 1972; he had a son and a daughter with her. Ted decided not to marry again, and instead lived with Louise Kaufman for twenty years until she died in 1993. Williams suffered from cardiomyopathy, and after a series of strokes, he died of heart failure in 2002, aged 83.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 30, 1918
Place Of BirthSan Diego, California, United States
Height1.9 m
Weight93 kg
ProfessionBaseball player
EducationAmherst College, Hoover High School
SpouseDolores Wettach (m. 1968–1972), Lee Howard (m. 1961–1967), Doris Soule (m. 1944–1955)
ChildrenJohn Henry Williams, Claudia Williams, Barbara Joyce Williams
ParentsSamuel Stuart Williams, May Venzor
SiblingsDanny Williams
1When somebody says nice things about me, it goes in one ear and out the other. But I remember the criticism the longest. I hate criticism.
2I used to hit tennis balls, old baseballs, balls made of rags - anything. I didn't think I'd be a particularly good hitter. I just liked to do it. - on practicing hitting while growing up
3People always told me that my natural ability and good eyesight were the reasons for my success. They never talk about the practice, practice, practice.
4Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel. Not just to be as good as someone else but to be better. That is the nature of man and the name of the game.
5If there was ever a man born to be a hitter, it was me.
6Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
7A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime - and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.'
8By the time you know what to do, you're too old to do it.
9DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw. His career cannot be summed up in numbers and awards. It might sound corny, but he had a profound and lasting impact on the country.
10Hitting is fifty percent above the shoulders.
11If I was being paid $30,000 a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.
12I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400.
13I've found that you don't need to wear a necktie if you can hit.
14There has always been a saying in baseball that you can't make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game.
15At Fenway, I remember him hitting this long, long homer over the Wall into the teeth of a gale, and I remember looking at all those muscles as he trotted around the base and shaking that huge hand of his as he crossed the plate - and feeling almost weak. I was a skinny guy anyway, and I felt weak in comparison to Jimmie Foxx.
16There's only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.
17A kid copies what is good. I remember the first time I saw Lefty O'Doul, and he was as far away as those palms. And I saw the guy come to bat in batting practice. I was looking through a knothole, and I said, 'Geez, does that guy look good!'
18Baseball's future? Bigger and bigger, better and better! No question about it, it's the greatest game there is!
1Inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
2His father, Samuel Williams, was of Irish and Welsh descent. His mother, May Venzor, was of Mexican Basque descent. He kept his Mexican ancestry hidden throughout his career in order to avoid racial prejudice.
3His birth name was "Teddy" and his was named after President Theodore Roosevelt who was nicknamed "Teddy". Williams changed his legal name to "Theodore" some time later.
4Pictured on one of a set of 4 USA nondenominated commemorative postage stamps issued 20 July 2013, celebrating Major League Baseball All-Stars. Price on day of issue was 45¢. Others honored in this issue were Larry Doby, Willie Stargell, and Joe DiMaggio.
5Inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in 1995.
6Inducted into the ESPN Boston Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Red Auerbach, Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, and Bill Russell.
7Good friend and fishing partner of Curt Gowdy.
8Though appearing on many famous left-handers lists because of his left-handed hitting. Williams was actually a natural right-hander: he threw and wrote right-handed. He once speculated he might have been an even better hitter if he had been born a natural left-hander.
9The bullpens at Fenway were installed in his first year, and were nicknamed "Williamsburg" by the press who claimed Tom Yawkey put them in to shorten the outfield and make it easier for him to hit a home run.
10When he retired following the 1960 season, his 521 home runs placed him third on the all-time list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Jimmie Foxx (534). At the start of the 2004 season, he was tied with Willie McCovey (also 521) for 14th place.
11Despite his service as a pilot in the Korean War, he often downplayed the attempts to label him a hero. During the war, he once landed a jet while it was encased in flames.
12Was an outspoken Republican and personal friend of former president George Bush.
13There is a red seat at Fenway Park, among all the green seats, to commemorate a famous home run of Williams' - the longest homer ever hit at the park. The home run, which traveled 502 feet, punctured off the straw hat of Joe Boucher, knocking him unconscious. Hit a homerun in Fenway Park. The ball bounced away from Boucher, who later said, "...after it hit my head, I was no longer interested [in getting the ball]." The seat is located in section 42, row 37, seat 21 of the park. Reportedly, Williams later met Boucher and apologized for hitting him, but Boucher told Williams that, since Williams didn't intentionally try to hit him, no apology was necessary. Boucher also interpreted the incident as a sign to become a Red Sox fan, as he'd been a Yankees fan before; the Boston Globe headline the next day said "Bullseye!: Williams Knocks Sense Into Yankees Fan."
14Reportedly had 20/10 eyesight and was said to be able to tell what kind of pitch was being thrown by the spin of the ball.
15Boston Red Sox Career Batting Leader(.344).
16Boston Red Sox Career Slugging Percentage Leader(.634).
17Boston Red Sox Career On-Base Percentage Leader(.481).
18Boston Red Sox Career Walks Leader(2,019).
19Boston Red Sox Career Homerun Leader(521).
20Sporting News Player of the Year five times.
21Named Player of the Decade (1951-1960).
22Inducted into the International Game Fishing Association Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in 1999.
23His body is cryogenically preserved, despite attempts by one of Williams' daughters to stop this in court. The issue has become increasingly bitter amid reports of possible forgery of his name to a soiled piece of paper consenting to the process and reports of gross misuse of his body by the company presently in possession of his body.
24He was fined $5,000 during the fifties for spitting at the press box (he never paid the fine).
25He dubbed the Boston beat writers "The Knights of the Keyboard" sarcastically.
26Eighteen-time All-Star.
27Because of his hitting prowess, the Williams Shift was created to thwart him. The fielders would shift over to the right (where Williams' hits usually landed).
28At the 2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played four days after Williams' death, it was announced that the annual game's Most Valuable Player (MVP) award would be renamed in his honor. Ironically, no MVP trophy was awarded for the 2002 All-Star Game.
29Father of Bobbi-Jo Williams, John Henry Williams and Claudia Williams.
30Flew 39 missions during the Korean War, many alongside his operations officer, John Glenn.
31Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, 2001 (charter member).
32Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, 1995 (charter member).
33Has a freeway in San Diego named after him.
34Has a tunnel in Boston named after him.
35Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George Bush in 1991.
36Hit a home run in his final Major League at-bat. Elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Won six American League batting championships, four home run championships, four RBI titles, led in runs six times, and slugging nine times. Last Major League baseball player to hit .400 (.406 in 1941). American League Most Valuable Player in 1946 & 1949. Later managed the Washington Senators and Texas Rangers.


The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams1974Short uncredited


The Golden Greek: The Harry Agganis Story2010DocumentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Korean War Stories2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History2001Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
Up Close Primetime1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks1991Video documentaryHimself
When Baseball Went to War1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
1986 World Series1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1978TV SeriesHimself
Ted Williams & The Atlantic Salmon1975ShortHimself
The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams1974ShortHimself - Host
Sports Challenge1973TV SeriesHimself
Mulligan Stew1972TV SeriesHimself
The Red Fisher Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1950-1962TV SeriesHimself / Baseball Instructor
1958 MLB All-Star Game1958TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder
1957 MLB All-Star Game1957TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
Lineup for Today: Ted Williams and Friend1957Documentary shortHimself
1956 MLB All-Star Game1956TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
1955 MLB All-Star Game1955TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
The Jack Benny Program1954TV SeriesHimself
1954 MLB All-Star Game1954TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder
What's My Line?1954TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Joe DiMaggio Show1953TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1953 MLB All-Star Game1953TV SpecialHimself - 1st Pitch
1951 MLB All-Star Game1951TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
Ted Williams1951Documentary shortHimself - Boston Red Sox Outfielder
1950 MLB All-Star Game1950TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
1949 MLB All-Star Game1949TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
Style of the Stars1947Documentary shortAll-Star Baseball Player
Touching All Bases1939Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

MLB Network Presents2016TV SeriesHimself
The Immortal: Ted Williams2015DocumentaryHimself
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 19392010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ted Williams2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox2004Video documentaryHimself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game 21992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Horsehide Heroes1951Documentary shortHimself

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