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Ted Williams, World War II the subjects of new slugger museum exhibit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - It's Ted Williams Day at the Louisville Slugger Museum.

The former left fielder for the Boston Red Sox left Major League Baseball in the 1940s to serve in World War II.

Now, the museum is honoring all those who've fought for our country.

Today, it opened the new exhibit, "A Century of Supporting the Troops."

The display features pictures and artifacts that have never been seen by the public.

It also includes a World War II service banner and a military-issued Louisville Slugger bat, used by a local woman's grandfather during the war.

"We learned a lot of things while we were pulling things from our archives, and we have things on display that have never been on display before," museum director Anne Jewell said. "It's a very moving, poignant, patriotic show, and we hope people come down and see it."

Ted Williams' personal travel flask set, which still has some alcohol in it, will also be on display.

The museum says the exhibit will be up at least through the end of the year.

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