GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Ted Williams was in good condition Tuesday after doctors placed a pacemaker in the Hall of Famer's chest to regulate his heartbeat.

Neither the family nor the hospital were releasing more information, although doctors who took part in the hour-long procedure Monday said Williams was doing well.

``He did great,'' Dr. Anne Curtis told the Boston Globe. ``It went very smoothly and quickly.''

Hospital spokeswoman Jennifer Porter said doctors wouldn't speculate on how much longer the 82-year-old Williams would remain in the hospital.

Williams was admitted to Shands Hospital on the University of Florida campus last week after experiencing difficulty breathing. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

Curtis also performed a second minor surgical procedure designed to permanently slow Williams' heartbeat. The pacemaker keeps the heartbeat at the desired level.

``He did really well with the procedure,'' Dr. Rick Kerensky, attending cardiologist at Shands, told the Globe. ``He was awake and alert within an hour of the procedure. He was in good spirits. There has been some improvement since Friday, and he is listed in good condition.''

Williams was heavily sedated for the minor surgery, but did not undergo full anesthesia.

Williams, the former Boston Red Sox slugger, was the last major leaguer to bat .400. He hit .406 in 1941.