Ted Williams signed plenty of autographs but one New England dealer believes there’s a signature that should free his body from a cryogenics lab.
What’s left of Ted Williams sits in a big tank at a controversial Arizona cryogenics lab called Alcor.
It’s not what the Hall of Famer would have wanted according to long-time fans. Phil Castinetti, who owns Sportsworld in Saugus, Massachusetts. He has a copy of a letter signed by Williams in 1991, in which the Splendid Splinter makes it clear that he wants to be cremated upon his death, his ashes spread over the ocean near his Florida home.
Williams would pass away in 2002, after years of failing health. His body was frozen after a bizarre duel between family members. After his deatth, Williams’ son John Henry produced a crude note signed by Ted which indicates acceptance of a plan for the star outfielder to be frozen in case future technology would make it possible for him to be revived.
Castinetti has the 1991 letter on display and the Boston Herald has more on the story.