This Day In History: 2000-04-30

April 30, 1952: On “Ted Williams Day” before 24,764 fans at Fenway Park, Teddy Ballgame, who is leaving after the game to rejoin the Marines for combat duty, homers in his last at-bat to give the Red Sox a 5-3 win; Williams, who waved his cap to fans in all sections of the park, lost most of five seasons to the military, and later homered in his last at-bat in 1960.

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