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  • Moe Berg: catcher, lawyer, spy

    04/22/2018 8:39:04 AM PDT · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 22, 2018 | Chris Carter
    On this day in 1934, Washington Senator's backup catcher Morris "Moe" Berg's streak of 117 games in a row without committing an error comes to an end, setting an American League record. Berg wasn't your typical athlete: before signing with the Brooklyn Robins (they wouldn't become the Dodgers until 1932), he graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. magna cum laude in modern languages. Ted Lyons, Berg's teammate with the White Sox, would say that "he can speak seven languages but can't hit in any of them." Berg didn't have a great bat, but when every one of manager Ray...
  • Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston [Fenway Park]

    04/25/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    AP via The Boston Herald ^ | , April 25, 2012 | staff reporter
    <p>Fans can see hundreds of items once owned by Red Sox [team stats] slugger Ted Williams at a preview of the first major auction of his sports, military and personal memorabilia.</p> <p>The preview takes place Wednesday through Friday at Fenway Park [map] and is open to the public. The auction will be Saturday and some of the proceeds will benefit The Jimmy Fund, the official Red Sox charity.</p>
  • VANITY: What ever happened to Ted Williams: "The man with the golden voice"

    10/28/2011 10:31:23 PM PDT · by mowowie · 23 replies
    my skull | now | me
    Out of the blue about an hour ago i started thinking of this guy for some strange reason. Any recent info on Ted?....
  • 'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Bails on Rehab

    01/25/2011 8:09:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 126 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 24, 2011
    Ted Williams -- the homeless man with the "Golden Voice" -- has left rehab against medical advice, less than two weeks after checking in for drug and alcohol dependency ... TMZ has learned. Our sources say Ted -- who decided to go to rehab earlier this month after a taping of the Dr. Phil show -- left the Origins Recovery Center in South Texas moments ago and is on his way to the airport. Ted's girlfriend is currently in rehab at the Safe Harbor facility in Costa Mesa, California. Story developing...
  • Ted Williams' frozen head abused?

    A new book is saying that the head of Ted Williams has suffered some nasty abuse in the time that its been stored in an Arizona cryonics facility, according to the New York Daily News. The head had been attached to the Splendid Splinter's body when the 83-year-old's body was delivered to the facility soon after his death, but workers there apparently thought it would be fun to decapitate the last man to hit .400 and take pictures of the process. They then supposedly played games with his head, such as a form of batting practice. The book is called...
  • Blinded by Ted Williams' surprisingly silky voice

    01/16/2011 3:07:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 15, 2011 | Sandy Banks
    It was a nice story, and I hope it has a happy ending. But the tale of Homeless Man with the Golden Voice has already lost its fairy-tale patina. Ted Williams is headed to rehab, after a whirlwind swing through Hollywood. And those legions of fans seduced by his story are probably feeling rather foolish right now... It took an alcohol-fueled family brawl in a luxury Hollywood hotel to bring that image back into focus and turn a man hailed as inspiration into — as Dr. Phil proclaimed on his Thursday show — just another "lying crackhead." ...
  • The Man With the Golden-Handout or the Real Story of Ted Williams

    01/11/2011 8:51:18 PM PST · by LesDowrey · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Virtues and Values ^ | January 11, 2011 | Les Dowrey
    The Man with the Golden Hand Out By Les Dowrey By now you know the story of the “man with the golden voice.” After an online video was posted of Ted Williams showing off his velvety-smooth dulcet tones, the media and the public worked themselves into a flurry of emotion over a faux rags-to-riches story. Despite the fact that Ted Williams hasn’t had a job in almost two decades, the job offers have come pouring in from the Cleveland Cavaliers to MSNBC. Before you start getting that warm feeling in your stomach and thinking that this is the stuff Hallmark...
  • Ted Williams’ Redemption Metaphor: People, Not Government, Make America Work

    01/10/2011 5:36:12 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-10-11 | Gerry Ashley
    Is there anyone among us who, by now, hasn’t seen or heard of the miraculous turn of events for radio voice-over artists Ted Williams? Williams, who was raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY, had worked in Radio as a disc-jockey and voice-over artist until (by his own admission) cocaine, crack, and alcohol took over and cost him his career and home leading to 10 years of homelessness and his eventual redemption recently... As Williams himself has pointed out, there have been a number of people who have been instrumental in making his chance at redemption possible: Doral Chenoweth...
  • Behind golden-voiced Ted Williams is ex-wife Patricia Kirtley, the story's real hero

    01/08/2011 9:12:32 AM PST · by FreeReign · 26 replies
    Daily News ^ | Friday, January 7th 2011, 4:00 AM | JOANNA MOLLOY
    A viral video vaulted Ted Williams and his golden voice to fame, but the real hero of this story is the woman he left behind. Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs. Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own. Oh, and by the way, she's partially blind.
  • Turns Out the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice Had a Home to go to All Along ...

    01/07/2011 12:21:57 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 54 replies · 1+ views
    A viral video vaulted Ted Williams and his golden voice to fame, but the real hero of this story is the woman he left behind. Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs. Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own. Oh, and by the way, she's partially blind.
  • Homeless Man with Golden Voice: This Time I Have God (Video)

    01/06/2011 2:43:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/6/2010 | MSNBC
    Video Linky Here Panhandling only days before appearing on TODAY, Ted Williams expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support he’s received since becoming a YouTube sensation, and says he’s found “a new sense of spirituality.”
  • Ted Williams’ Voice Reminds Us Abortion Silences Other Voices

    01/06/2011 3:11:03 PM PST · by julieee · 15 replies ^ | January 6, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Ted Williams’ Voice Reminds Us Abortion Silences Other Voices You can just imagine a Hollywood blockbuster, with actor Will Smith in the lead, chronicling the improbable tale of Ted Williams, a radio guy turned homeless man who becomes famous beyond his wildest dreams.
  • Meet The Felon With The Golden Voice

    01/06/2011 6:48:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 5, 2011
    JANUARY 5--Before becoming the country’s most distinctive new voice, Ted Williams compiled a lengthy rap sheet that landed him in several Ohio lockups on a variety of criminal charges, according to law enforcement records. Williams, 53, has been busted for theft, robbery, escape, forgery, and drug possession. He is pictured at right in mug shots (click to enlarge) taken as a result of those Ohio collars, which stretch back more than two decades. The convicted felon’s speedy rise to fame is not sitting well with one Columbus businessman who called cops on Williams and a female companion in early-July. The...
  • (Baseball Legend) Ted Williams' Frozen Head For Batting Practice At Cryogenics Lab: Book

    10/04/2009 9:43:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 2,322+ views ^ | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Nathaniel Vinton
    Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice at cryogenics lab: book BY Nathaniel Vinton DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Updated Friday, October 2nd 2009, 10:44 AM Head of Ted Williams was abused by employees at Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., whistleblower says. AP Ted Williams, who spent his entire career with the Red Sox, died in 2002 at the age of 83. 'Frozen,' by former Alcor exec Larry Johnson, makes shocking claims about how employees treated Ted Williams' frozen head. Take our PollCryonics: Critical or near-criminal? In "Frozen," Larry Johnson, a former exec at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation...
  • Howie Carr Thread week of Oct 4, 2009

    10/03/2009 9:11:32 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 1,355+ views ^ | 10/04/09 | raccoonradio
    It's 10/4 good buddy and time for another week of Howie starting with his Sunday Herald column
  • Book claims Ted Williams' frozen head abused

    10/02/2009 9:49:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 963+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | October 2, 2009
    Workers at a cryonics facility mutilated the frozen head of Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, the author of a new book alleges. In "Frozen," Larry Johnson, a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., describes how Williams' frozen head was repeatedly abused, the New York Daily News reported. The book due out Tuesday alleges gruesome behavior at the facility, where bodies are kept suspended in liquid nitrogen in case future generations learn how to revive them. Johnson writes that in July 2002, shortly after the legendary slugger died at age 83, technicians with no...
  • Gov. Romney Shuts Down Big Dig Tunnel

    07/20/2006 10:03:32 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 64 replies · 2,281+ views
    AP/My Way ^ | 07/20/06 | AP/My Way
    BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Mitt Romney ordered an immediate shutdown of the Ted Williams Tunnel's eastbound lanes Thursday as the investigation continued into a deadly collapse of ceiling panels in a connecting tunnel. No reasons for the closure were immediately released. The governor has been overseeing the inspections of the Big Dig tunnels since shortly after the fatal accident July 10 that killed Milena Del Valle, 38, as she and her husband drove to the airport. The Ted Williams Tunnel was a key part of the city's massive Big Dig project and leads from Boston to Logan International Airport. The...
  • Museum to Restore Ted Williams Plane

    12/28/2005 11:51:03 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 15 replies · 1,071+ views
    Providence journal ^ | 12-28-05 | GERALD M. CARBONE
    From 7,500 feet another pilot announced: "He's on fire and he's coming in!" The fighter pilot strapped into a plane spewing flames was none other than Ted Williams, baseball hero and a Marine Corps reservist called to fight in Korea despite his celebrity status. Williams pushed his Panther jet toward the landing strip at a base called K-13; the wheels hit the strip at 200 mph; he stomped the brakes and the flaming plane slid for nearly two miles before he popped the canopy and jumped out. That August he was back playing left field for the Boston Red Sox,...
  • Daughter Ends Fight to Thaw Ted Williams

    06/16/2004 5:26:05 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 45 replies · 294+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 6.16.2004
    Daughter Ends Fight to Thaw Ted Williams Wed Jun 16,11:18 AM ET INVERNESS, Fla. - The daughter and son-in-law of the late Ted Williams have ended their two-year fight to have the baseball great's remains removed from an Arizona cryonics lab. AP Photo Ask Yahoo! • How Does Cryogenics Work?   Bobby-Jo and Mark Ferrell spent close to $100,000 battling Williams' estate and his son, John Henry Williams. But when the money ran out, so did their will to keep trying, and a settlement was signed Tuesday. "It's over," their attorney, John Heer said Wednesday. "There's just no way...
  • Ted Williams' son dead of leukemia at age 35

    03/07/2004 12:58:34 PM PST · by Hildy · 12 replies · 208+ views
    USA Today ^ | March 7, 2004
    <p>FORT MYERS, Fla. (Ticker) -- John Henry Williams, the son of late Hall of Famer Ted Williams who was at the center of a controversy over his father's remains, died Sunday. He was 35.</p> <p>A Red Sox spokesman confirmed the death of Williams, but gave no details.</p>