Ted William's Day Features Slugger's Daughter
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is set to host Claudia Williams, daughter of Red Sox great Ted Williams, for a special “Ted Williams Day” event on Saturday, October 11.
The highlight of the day is a special presentation by Claudia, followed by a book signing. Claudia will discuss her memoir Ted Williams, My Father, and the book will be available for purchase. Much has been written about the Splendid Splinter, but his daughter offers a personal and poignant portrait which includes sixteen pages of never-before-seen color photographs.
During an appearance on Olbermann to discuss her book, Claudia told host Keith Olbermann, “A lot of people remember [my father] just for the greatness of him as an American hero, the fact that he was a fantastic baseball player, the fact that he loved fishing, but not a lot of people know these stories I’m telling. Not a lot of people know how he felt, how he thought, and what he really wanted, but I do.”
Fans who wear their Red Sox gear will receive free admission to the museum that day, and will be eligible to win a personalized Red Sox Louisville Slugger bat. In addition, a bat actually used by Ted Williams will be removed from its display case and guests will have the opportunity to hold it.
Special Red Sox-themed bat vault tours will take place throughout the day, and Ted Williams’ personal travel flask set will be on display. This remarkable piece was used by Williams in the 1950s and a small portion of bourbon, gin, and scotch remains in each flask.
Ted Williams Day Itinerary:
- 10am – 12pm: Claudia greets each factory tour group with a brief reading from her book
- 1pm: Claudia’s presentation, Q & A with guests
- 2pm – 4pm: Book signing
- All Day:
- Free Admission for Guests in Red Sox gear
- Guests Can Hold a Bat Used by Ted Williams
- Ted Williams’ Personal Travel Flask Set on Display
- Red Sox-Themed Bat Vault Tours
“Ted Williams was arguably the greatest hitter of all time, and we are honored to welcome his daughter, Claudia, to the museum for this festive day,” said PJ Shelley, Tour and Programming Director at LSMF. “Claudia will provide visitors with an inside look at this celebrated and complex slugger.”
Theodore Samuel “Ted” Williams played his entire 22-year Major League Baseball career with the Boston Red Sox. A two-time American League Most Valuable Player, Williams led the league in batting six times and won the Triple Crown twice. He is especially remembered for being the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season. Williams was also a great patriot, as he left baseball twice to serve his country as a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has an exciting lineup to round out 2014, including “A Century of Supporting the Troops,” a special exhibition celebrating the Centennial Festival of Riverboats. Through archived photographs, costumed character performances, and fascinating artifacts – some never before displayed in public – Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory shares this patriotic journey through history. Back by popular demand, visitors can see 75 years of art and artifacts from Coca-Cola’s special collection as part of the museum’s Christmas exhibition from November 15, 2014, through January 4, 2015.