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Ninety Six, SC - Town in Eastern Greenwood County, 2010 Census Population: 1,198


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2 hours ago, dcs said:

Now in Living Color: Ted Williams’s Last Game, by Bill Pennington, July 19, 2018, on nytimes.com.

When I was at Clemson (in Pickens County, SC), people would joke about the town of Ninety Six, which was just beyond the town of Due West.

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Among dubious tales of cow tipping (which I'd become convinced that I'd done (I hadn't)), there was the etymology of Ninety Six, which was supposedly named because it was 96-miles from Atlanta - I don't know how this urban legend ever got started, but it's false: Nobody seems to know how Ninety Six got its name.

Fast forward to Ted Williams' final at-bat, in which he hit a home run. In a newly found, color film, I froze the shot of Williams' home run trot: In the picture are Williams, Brooks Robinson, and third base umpire Cal Drummond, from the town of Ninety Six, SC.

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