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Ted Williams' corpse was allegedly abused

Oct 2, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

Most of us thought it was pretty wacky when Ted Williams’ late son John had the Splendid Splinter’s body frozen in liquid nitrogen following his 2002 death, but based on a new book coming out, we had no idea just how wacky it really was. Wait, wacky isn’t the right word. Try “horrific”:

Workers at an Arizona cryonics facility mutilated the frozen head of baseball legend Ted Williams — even using it for a bizarre batting practice, a new tell-all book claims.

In “Frozen,” Larry Johnson, a former exec at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, graphically describes how The Splendid Splinter” was beheaded, his head frozen and repeatedly abused . . .Johnson writes that in July 2002, shortly after the Red Sox slugger died at age 83, technicians with no medical certification gleefully photographed and used crude equipment to decapitate the majors’ last .400 hitter.

Williams’ severed head was then frozen, and even used for batting practice by a technician trying to dislodge it from a tuna fish can.

I highly encourage you to read the whole article — the only one you’ll read today with the sentence “spraying “tiny pieces of frozen head” around the room.”

I likewise encourage you to consider cremation.

  1. Jason @ IIATMS - Oct 2, 2009 at 8:32 AM

    That’s just awful. Seriously ghastly.
    I’ll save my twisted, snarky comments for deadspin.

  2. Will - Oct 2, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    It just shows that you can’t cheat death. Death will always win.
    No cremation for me. 6 feet under will do nicely.

  3. kingdomer - Oct 3, 2009 at 1:53 AM

    As a fellow Ted, you shouldn’t play with Teds’ head when he’s dead. He was one of the greatest players ever, and shows the decline of civilization when this happens. I hope the perps have nightmares forever. God bless Ted Williams!

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