She said she was thrilled to see Williams' household items, golf clubs, letters from presidents and even a wooden duck collection that revealed the personal side of the legendary hitter.
"Ted was a hero. He was a real ballplayer back when the real American pastime, I hate to say it, but not like these multimillion-dollar guys who only play half a game," Barton said. "To me, he was just Mr. Baseball, but seeing all the personal checks that, of course, were saved for his autograph, and his own belongings _ I mean furniture from his home . his favorite books, and all the awards that he won _ it's unbelievable, it's a thrill being here."