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Ted Williams Released from Hospital - 2002-01-29

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams has been released from a hospital in Florida where he was admitted last week with a high fever and low blood pressure.

The 83-year-old Williams left Shands Hospital in Gainesville Monday with relatives. He will continue to require daily at-home kidney dialysis treatment.

Williams has had a series of strokes and has congestive heart failure. He had open-heart surgery in January 2001, two months after receiving a pacemaker.

The former Boston Red Sox star was the last player to have a .400 batting average for a season. Williams, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Red Sox, has lived in Florida since retiring in 1960.