Ted Williams’ Former Florida Home Gone Fishin’ for a Buyer

The Splendid Splinter’s old fishing shack is back on the market.

Well, maybe not shack.

From Friday’s Wall Street Journal Mansion section:

Ted Williams’s Florida Fishing Spot Goes on the Market


In the Florida Keys, the onetime home of baseball star Ted Williams is going on the market for $4.2 million.

Built in the early 1950s, the house is located on Upper Matecumbe Key, one of several islands that make up Islamorada. Mr. Williams, who moved to the area to pursue sport fishing, bought the home around 1960 and lived there for decades, according to the book “Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero” by Leigh Montville. A local celebrity, Mr. Williams practiced casting from his backyard, according Mr. Montville’s book. In 2000, a street near the house was renamed “Ted Williams Way.”

The current owner, Mark Richens, bought the four-bedroom, 3200-square-foot home for $1.8 million in 2002. He paid another $320,000 for an adjoining three-bedroom home that became a guesthouse.

Hey, John Henry – makes a great Christmas gift.

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