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Ted Williams' frozen head was mistreated

October 2, 2009 | 11:20 am

Ted_240 Ted Williams' frozen head was grossly abused at an Arizona Cryonics Facility, according to a new book.

"Frozen" alleges the Red Sox Hall of Famer's head, which had been severed and stored in hopes of future revival, was mutilated and used for batting practice, reported the New York Daily News

The author, Larry Johnson, was a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. According to the newspaper, he wrote the book in hiding after wiring himself during his last three months of employment and stealing internal records from the facility.

Williams, the major's last .400 hitter, died in 2002 at age 83. His son, John Henry Williams, opted to have his father's body frozen.

--Melissa Rohlin

Photo: Ted Williams in 1958. Photo credit: Los Angeles Library.