John Glenn and baseball legend Ted Williams were once teammates in the most unexpected place
Perhaps lost in the outsized legacies of two American folk heroes is that their remarkable lives intersected in the most unexpected place — as United States fighter pilots during the Korean War.
That’s right, Ted Williams was once John Glenn’s literal wingman.
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Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and a former U.S. senator from Ohio, died Thursday at 95 years old. He became a household name — and a subject of Hollywood’s 1983 classic The Right Stuff — as an astronaut. He famously orbited Earth three times during the Friendship 7 mission,