Ted Williams’ Frozen Head Used As Baseball


I’m not kidding.  Read the below article from FOXSports.com:

Workers at a cryonics facility mutilated the frozen head of Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, the author of a new book alleges.

In “Frozen,” Larry Johnson, a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., describes how Williams’ frozen head was repeatedly abused, the New York Daily News reported.

The book due out Tuesday alleges gruesome behavior at the facility, where bodies are kept suspended in liquid nitrogen in case future generations learn how to revive them.

Johnson writes that in July 2002, shortly after the legendary slugger died at age 83, technicians with no medical certification used crude equipment to decapitate the majors’ last .400 hitter. Williams’ severed head was then frozen, and even used for batting practice by a technician trying to dislodge it from a tuna fish can, according to the book.

Johnson was the chief operating officer for eight months before becoming a whistleblower in 2003. He said he wired himself with an audio recorder for his last three months at Alcor, and gathered internal records and photographs reproduced in the book.

The paper says the book details other incidents at Alcor, including the dismemberment of live dogs that were injected with chemicals in experiments. It also details suspicious circumstances involving the bodies of others frozen in steel cylinders at Alcor.


Where do I begin?  This article has too many unanswered questions!  I’m really intrigued and actually halfway interested in buying “Frozen” to see what in the hell is going on at Alcor.

First of all… to actually believe that sometime in the future they are going to be able to reanimate or revive your head is just wacko.  And why don’t you freeze your whole body?  Why just your head?  Are they going to sew your old, wrinkly head to the body of a more svelte younger body?  Or maybe your body will be a robot body or something.  Maybe once they revive your old 500 year old head they’ll just leave you to fend for your self.  Who knows?

Secondly, what kind of operation is Alcor?  In what world do employees play baseball with someone’s decapitated frozen head?  Do they use day labor from the local temp agency?  What kind of jankey operation are they running?

Lastly, and probably the most intriguing, why was there a tuna fish can lodged on Ted Williams frozen head?  Did they mistakenly switch Ted Williams’ head with the leftover frozen fruit cake in their own personal employee freezer in the break room?  I would think a little more delicate care would be used to preserve the frozen head of Ted Williams!!  I mean this is a Hall of Fame baseball slugger who was the last person in the major leagues to hit .400 for goodness sake.

Some people will do anything to get ahead in this life.

I’m sorry… that will be the only classless head joke in this post… I couldn’t resist.

Maybe Alcor was planning on freezing a bunch of heads… then reviving them years later to start their own baseball team called the “Cincinnati Heads”.

Okay… seriously, that’s the last joke about heads I’m going to make.  Seriously.

In all honesty… I’ll never be able to watch old baseball clips of Ted Williams without imaging some lab worker in a white lab coat soft tossing his head to a fellow employee who’s winding up to smash it with a baseball bat.  Oh yeah, and just to make things even worse, there’s a frozen tuna fish can on his head too.

That’s no way to remember a baseball legend.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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2 responses to “Ted Williams’ Frozen Head Used As Baseball

  1. Mollien (Mom) Koenig

    Okay…about the tuna fish can. We were watching the news, somewhere..i think at the doctor’s office…and there was the author of “Frozen” being interviewed. He explained about the tuna fish can: apparently the thing the head was being preserved in malfunctioned and these yahoos were taking it out and I guess repairing the container and they were looking for a place to set the head down on. voila! There’s a can there that did nicely…trouble is, by the time they picked up the head to replace it, the can was stuck to it! Seeking a way to dislodge it, the whacked it with the bat or whatever. As far as I could follow the story, there was not “batting practice”, just a couple of idiots trying to cover their tracks. Not that this isn’t mistreatment, it’s certainly disrespect. Of course, I completely agree with your take on the whole cyrogenics thing.But tell that to Walt Disney.

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