Ferroli To Speak At Baseball Hall Of Fame

Posted on September 8th, 2004

Splendid’ September Salute: Ted Williams Remembered in Weekend Events, Sept. 11-12

Presentations cover life, achievements of Red Sox Hall of Fame hitter

(COOPERSTOWN, NY): The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the life and legacy of Hall of Fame great Ted Williams Sept. 11 and 12 in Cooperstown with a slate of presentations and events focused on the “Splendid Splinter.”

Ted Williams Weekend will feature 10 events during the two-day salute, with all activities free for visitors with a Museum admission. Appearances by former major leaguer, and former Williams’ teammate, Bill Monbouquette; United States Marine Corps Major General Larry S. Taylor; and noted Sports Illustrated columnist Leigh Montville highlight the weekend events.

Events begin Saturday at 10 a.m. with a presentation by historian Bruce Markusen in a discussion of Williams’ managerial career with the Washington Senators and Texas Rangers; at 11 a.m., Dave McCarthy, executive director of the Ted Williams Museum, will discuss the Ted Williams Museum; and at 11:45 a.m., Maj. Gen. Taylor will discuss Williams’ career in the Armed Forces. Montville, who recently authored a Williams biography, will discuss his book and sign copies following the presentation at 1:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., Steve Ferroli will share stories from the Ted Williams Baseball League. A showing of the documentary “Teammates,” depicting Williams’ bond with Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio,” will take place at 4 p.m. on both days.

On Sunday, Alan Pierce will discuss Williams’ role in pop culture through ephemera and memorabilia at 10 a.m. John Holway will recall the Splinter as a well-liked ballplayer at 11 a.m., and Bill Nowlin will discuss Williams’ family roots, including his Hispanic heritage at 1 p.m. Monbouquette will close the presentations at 2 p.m., sharing his memories of Williams as a teammate.

In addition, the Museum will host a special temporary exhibit on Ted Williams’ career, and will distribute Museum admission tickets featuring a Ted Williams’ collage on both days. All events will take place in the Bullpen Theater and are free with Museum admission.

Open seven days a week the year-round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the off-season, and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Ticket prices are $9.50 for adults (13 and over), $8 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships is the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $4 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge, and there is no charge for children six years and younger. Active and retired card-carrying military personnel are admitted free. For more information, visit www.baseballhalloffame.org, or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME.

The complete schedule for Ted Williams Weekend:

Saturday, September 11

11 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. – “Ted Williams as manager of the Washington Senators and Texas Rangers”, presented by Bruce Markusen 
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Executive director of the Ted Williams Museum, Dave McCarthy 
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – “Colonel Ted Williams”, USMC, presented by Maj. Gen. Larry S. Taylor, USMC 
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. – Video Biography of Ted Williams 
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Leigh Montville, noted Sports Illustrated columnist and biographer of Ted Williams (Book signing to follow in Library Atrium) 
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – The Ted Williams Baseball League presented by Steve Ferroli 
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Teammates Documentary

Sunday, September 12 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m. – “Ted Williams and popular culture, including ephemera and memorabilia”, presented by Alan Pierce 
11:00 to 11:45 p.m. – “Remembering Ted as a well-liked ballplayer”, presented by John Holway 
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Video Biography of Ted Williams 
1:00 to 1:45 p.m. – Ted Williams’ Hispanic heritage (a discussion of Ted’s family roots), presented by Bill Nowlin 
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Bill Monbouquette, Teammate of Ted Williams in Boston 
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Teammates Documentary


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