Keep Playing the Game | The Splendid Splinter

Ted Williams

In 1953, Ted Williams had a batting average of .407 for the Boston Red Sox.  In his career he hit for .400 in a season three times.

He is the last person to have hit over .400 for a season, an amazing feat.

But think about it.  For that season, he FAILED about six out of every ten times he went to bat.  For his career he FAILED about seven out of every ten times he went to bat.

Do you think Williams was going to let the fear of striking out prevent him from playing the game?  No.  In fact, some experts call him the greatest hitter who ever lived.

And oh yeah, Ted Williams was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1966, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest ever.

People don’t remember the strike outs.

It’s the strike outs that help make the hits so much sweeter.

Keep your chin up.

Keep swinging the bat.

Keep playing the game.

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