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    • As far as I'm concerned, Ted Williams still has the HR record until Bonds, McGuire and Sosa get tested.

    Since when did Ted Williams hold any HR records? Before McGuire, Maris held the single season record of 61 and Aaron still holds the lifetime HR record of 715 (?I believe).

    Williams hit a lot of Home Runs, no doubt, and he does still hold the highest average for a year at over  .400, but I don't know of any HR records held by Ted Williams. I'm not trying to take anything away from Williams. He was perhaps the greatest hitter of all time, hitting for power and average.

    • Oops - In a huff, I confused myself. I'm going to edit my post.
    • Williams does not have the highest average for a season ever. He was the last to hit over  .400, but it wasn't the highest. He doesn't hold any league records that I can think of except for the highest career on-base percentage:  .482, which has only been surpassed *for a single season* twice in the last 50 years. Pretty amazing. But despite a lack of records, he was indeed the best overall hitter of all time, and he might have more records had he not missed those 4 and a half seasons to the w