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From the archives | April 23

Ted Williams sensational in Fenway debut

Rookie’s efforts not enough though as Red Sox lose

Shades of the one and only Babe Ruth were at long last brought back to Fenway Park yesterday in the person of Ted “Slugger” Williams, 20-year-old rookie outfielder of the Red Sox.

Making his first appearance before a local Sunday crowd in his fourth major league contest, this gangling lad from the Pacific Coast went to town as he belabored all sorts of Philadelphia Athletics’ pitching for four straight hits ranging all the way from his first big league home run through a towering two-bagger to a pair of wickedly-hit singles.

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