Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams was a key component of the Jimmy Fund during the charity’s early days in the late 1940s.
His daughter, Claudia Williams, recently wrote a book called “Ted Williams, My Father: A Memoir” where she tells many stories about her dad.
One of those stories involved the Splendid Splinter’s touching encounter with a sick child and their interaction.
Ted Williams always made a strong effort to visit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and was a big part of the Jimmy Fund throughout his life.
“Dad always kept Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund near and dear to his heart,” Williams said. “Every single thing that he did, he would always say don’t forget the Jimmy Fund, don’t forget Dana-Farber.”
Check out more of what Williams had to say about her father and the Jimmy Fund in the video above.