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Williams will receive treatment at home

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Ted Williams was released
Monday from a hospital, where he was admitted last week with
flulike symptoms, including a high fever and low blood pressure.

Williams, 83, left around 3 p.m. to return with relatives to his
Florida home, Shands Hospital said in a statement. He will continue
to require daily at-home kidney dialysis treatment.

"Mr. Williams and his family wish to thank everyone for their
support and well wishes over the past few days," the statement
said.

The former Boston Red Sox star, the last player to hit .400 for
a season, had been admitted Thursday.

Williams has had a series of strokes and had congestive heart
failure. He had open-heart surgery in January 2001, two months
after receiving a pacemaker.

Williams, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Red Sox,
has lived in Florida since retiring in 1960. His home is about 50
miles southwest of Gainesville.