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Ted Williams First At-Bat as Boston Red Sox Original Negative

Ted Williams First At-Bat as Boston Red Sox Original Negative

One of the very first photos ever taken of the Great Ted Williams in Boston Red Sox uniform. It was April 14, 1939 in Worcester, Mass. Playing Holy Cross at Fitton Field in an exhibition game during spring training. The man not yet known as the Splendid Splinter stepped up to the plate for the first time in New England as a Boston Red Sox. A hint of things to come, Williams belted a grand slam home run, driving in his little-known teammates, Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr & Joe Cronin. What a jump off! What a way to start one of the greatest baseball careers in history. Utter perfection was what the last .400 hitter in baseball was all about, and his first ever at-bat was no exception. This vintage negative represents the blue print for one of the most inspiring images produced from our national pastime. This famous image is a highly desirable commodity, hand printed photos of which are in high demand. Measures 4x5” in Excellent condition.


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