Ted Williams played as apitcher for Herbert Hoover High School’s baseball team. Finally, Ted signed up to play for San Diego Padres in 1936. Two years later, Ted signed up with Boston Red Sox and played for its minor league affiliate, Minneapolis Millers. Williams retired from playing baseball in 1960 with a career average of .344 and 521 homeruns. Life after retirement, he served as manager for Washington Senators from 1969 to 1972. Theodore Samuel Williams was born on August 30, 1918 in San Diego, California.