Rooting for Ted Williams

10/01/1997 at 12:00 AM EDT

Ailing baseball hero Ted Williams, 82, remains in Weill Cornell Medical Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where officials there refused to release word of his condition on Monday, in accordance with the wishes of his family, reports the Associated Press. Still, he has been receiving visitors, including, says AP, former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn, who's been a friend of Williams since they were Marine pilots together during the Korean War. Williams, who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox and was the last player to hit over .400 (he bat .406 in 1941), underwent 9 1/2 hours of surgery last week to repair a leaky heart valve.

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