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    Ted Williams' Son Dies

    John Henry Williams, the son of Hall of Famer Ted Williams, died Sunday morning. He was 35.

    Williams was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in October. He underwent chemotherapy for several weeks, but his condition did not improve. He then underwent a bone marrow transplant. His younger sister, Claudia, was the donor, according to his friends and associates.

    Ted Williams' brother died of leukemia when he was in his 40s.

    John Henry tried his hand at professional baseball in summer 2002 with a low-level Sox minor league team, but his attempt ended after two games when he crashed into a camera well and fractured a rib. He tried to revive his career in the independent leagues, but many baseball experts believed he started his career too late.

    After Ted Williams died July 5, 2002, John Henry Williams was at the center of a controversy surrounding his father's remains. Williams had his father's body taken to an Arizona cryonics lab, setting off a battle with his half-sister, who said her father had wanted to be cremated.

    The matter was settled in December, when Bobby Jo Ferrell, Ted Williams' oldest daughter, dropped her objections.

    About 10,500 new cases of acute myelogenous leukemia are diagnosed each year in the United States, with remission occurring in 70-80 percent of those patients.

    Ted Williams finished with a .344 career average and was the last major league to bat over .400, when he hit .406 in 1941.
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  • #2
    Wow. That is sad.


    • #3
      is he getting frozen?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 7 2004, 12:56 PM
        is he getting frozen?
        I know that's wrong but .


        • #5
          Originally posted by Weird_English_Guy+Mar 7 2004, 01:06 PM-->
          QUOTE(Weird_English_Guy @ Mar 7 2004, 01:06 PM)

        • #6
          Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 7 2004, 12:56 PM
          is he getting frozen?
          Oh, now that was cold
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          • #7
            Fruitcakes. The whole lot of ya.
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            • #8
              what a bummer for that family


              • #9
                And all of Boston rejoices.


                • #10
                  He tried to make it in baseball, but the guy was a total stiff.
                  I let my hair air dry thereby getting more hair pie
                  I want to fire blanks in Tyra Banks
                  I like shorn quim lasses in horn-rimmed glasses
                  but Cindy Crawford ...offered
                  I would keep a tidy room for Heidi Klum
                  I'm immersed in Kirstie Alley's thirsty valley

                  I want a smelly slice of Kelly Price
                  Plus get with the hairy scar of Teri Garr
                  I would jizz early inside Liz Hurley
                  Sigourney Weaver has a thrashing horny beaver
                  Winona Ryder? Going inside her!
                  I want to get on the whole width of Anna Nicole Smith


                  • #11
                    Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 7 2004, 12:56 PM
                    is he getting frozen?
                    ESPN reports that he really IS frozen, besides Ted.

                    Don't worry, they'll all be together in 3515.
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                    • #12
                      I wonder if Ted's daughter will get his body out of that cryogenic lab and give him the proper burial he wanted. I thought I read that he wanted to be cremated and his ashes spread over the Florida Keys or something like that?
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