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From the archives | July 13

Ted Williams the star as All-Stars come to Fenway Park

Ted Williams returned to Fenway for last night’s All-Star Game, a 4-1 American League win. Correctly introduced as “the greatest hitter that ever lived,’’ Teddy Ballgame, now 80, rode into Fenway on a golf cart driven by somebody who worked here when Williams played in Boston, 42-year Sox employee Al Forester.

After his victory lap, Ted was taken to the mound, where he was surrounded by both All-Star squads, plus 31 of the top 100 ballplayers in baseball history. It was without question the greatest assemblage of hardball talent ever gathered on any diamond, with the possible exception of when Babe Ruth stood alone on the Fenway hill.

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