AP/ Boston Herald, Matt Stone
March 8, 2004
John Henry Williams, right, poses before a large photo of his famous father, Boston Red Sox baseball legend Ted Williams, in this December 1993 file photo, in Newton, Mass. John Henry Williams, 35, died on Saturday, March 6, 2004, of leukemia in a Los Angeles hospital. John Henry Williams made an attempt in the past two seasons to follow in his father's baseball footsteps, playing for some low-level minor league and independent baseball teams. After his father died July 5, 2002, John Henry Williams had his father's body taken to an Arizona cryonics lab for freezing, setting off a battle with his half-sister, who said her father had wanted to be cremated. The matter was settled in December 2002, when Bobby Jo Williams Ferrell, Ted Williams' oldest daughter, dropped her objections.