Fans seeking to buy items once owned by the legendary Red Sox slugger will flock to Boston’s Fenway Park beginning Wednesday for a preview of the first major auction of sports, military and personal memorabilia documenting Williams’ life.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports
The preview, open to the public, is set to last through Friday at the world’s oldest baseball park and home field of the only team that Williams played for during his 1939-1960 major league career. The auction will be Saturday and some of the proceeds will benefit The Jimmy Fund, a charity affiliated with Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for which the slugger helped raise money during his lifetime.
Ted Williams in 1958. (File Photo by Getty Images)
Williams, the last major league hitter to bat .400 — posting a .406 average in 1941 — enjoyed a diverse life, including as a U.S. Marine in World War II and the Korean War, a member of the fishing hall of fame and a skilled and accomplished hunter "
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