Ted Williams, former Boston Red Sox slugger.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Ted Williams was trying to get ahead of the game. But his efforts to have his frozen head thawed out by some future generation may have come to naught if the allegations of abuse in a new book are true.
Upon his death, the Red Sox Hall of famer had his head severed and frozen for storage in the hope that technology would one day be developed to revive him.
But now, the New York Daily News is reporting that his frozen head was mistreated at an Arizona cryonics facility he entrusted with his chilled cranium, according to details from a new book.
In "Frozen," Larry Johnson, a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., writes that Williams' head was abused at the facility. Johnson claims a technician took baseball-like swings at Williams' frozen head with a monkey wrench.
Williams, the last player to hit over .400 in a season, died in 2002 at age 83 and had his remains sent to Alcor for cryogenic storage.