Jackson: San Diego SABR faithful honor The Kid

From Josh Jackson at MiLB.com on September 12, 2018:

On the last Thursday of August, about 50 people assembled at the Central Library’s Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center in San Diego to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ted Williams.

The celebration was thrown by the San Diego chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research — which is named for Williams — and hosted by chapter secretary Tom Larwin. Larwin noted in his opening remarks that Williams’ actual birthdate may well have been Aug. 20, 21 or 30, as all three dates appeared on his birth certificate in varying states of cross-outs and scribble-ins.

Whichever day the Splendid Splinter entered the world, he made his impact first in San Diego. Three of the five speakers Larwin introduced dealt at least in part with Williams’ days with the Pacific Coast League’s Padres, from 1936 — 1937.

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Originally published: September 12, 2018. Last Updated: September 12, 2018.