Rawlings Official American League Baseball. Baseball has been hand-signed in blue ink pen by Ted Williams (D. 2002, Boston Red Sox, HOF). Please note, the baseball shows signs of natural toning. Ted Williams played his entire 19-year MLB career with the Boston Red Sox. He is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. He was a 2 time American MVP, 6 time batting champion, 17 time All-Star and a 2 time Triple Crown winner. He finished his career with a .344 batting average, 521 home runs, and a .482 on-base percentage, the highest of all time. His batting average is the highest of any MLB player with 500 or more home runs. Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 in his first year of eligibility.