John Glenn and baseball legend Ted Williams were once teammates in the most unexpected place

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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. 

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, which launched in 1962.  Read more…

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