At Yankee Stadium Ted Williams makes his Major League debut. In his first career at bat the Splendid Splinter strikes out. He ends the day going 1-4 with a double. He’ll go on to finish his rookie campaign by scoring 131 runs, and collecting 185 hits, 44 doubles, 11 triples, 31 homers, driving in 145 runs, and compiling a .327 batting average. Two years later at the age of 22 Teddy Ballgame will finish the season with a .406 batting average making him the last player in Major League baseball history to hit .400 in a season.