Ted Williams Research Paper

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Sawyer Logan
Mrs Gallagher
Literature and Comp
01 February 2017
The Greatest to Ever Step into the Batters Box

“A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” (“Hero”). Ted Williams was a Major League Baseball player, who had one of the best careers ever in the history of baseball. He spent his whole career with the Boston Red Sox. After 16 All-Star game appearances, 2 times winning MVP, 6 time batting title winner and 4 time player of the year, and a phenomenal career, Ted Williams retired from the Major League of Baseball. He wasn 't only a great baseball player but he was a hero. Williams’ hero moment is when in the middle of his career he had chosen to go into active duty in the US Military. He first enlisted in III-A selective service deferment. He didn 't go straight into active duty because he was the sole support for
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In the middle of his career, Williams took 3 years off to serve for the US Navy. After 4 decent seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Williams was enlisted as a III-A. That meant that he could still be sent off to war, but he could still continue on with his life. Then December 17, 1941 came, on this day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor sending the whole world into shock. Williams’ first response was that he needed to fight. So three days after the bombing Williams enrolled into the I-A or active duty. “December 1941, the Japanese bombed the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack marked the beginning of direct U.S. involvement in World War II. After the bombing, Williams 's military draft status changed. Although he had been classified as III-A..., he was reclassified as I-A, making him immediately eligible for the draft.” (Biography Today) Although Williams was making good money and having a good career in the MLB he cared more about the safety and freedom of his country. After the bombing and the US now being involved in WWII, Williams felt that he needed to help defend his

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