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Matt Williams

Baseball Player
Born Nov 28, 1965

Matthew Derrick Williams, nicknamed "Matt the Bat", is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants, the Cleveland Indians, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Williams played in a World Series for each of these teams (1989 with the Giants, 1997 with the Indians, and 2001 with the Diamondbacks).… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on November 28, 1965.


1986 20 Years Old Williams accepted a baseball scholarship to play for the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and after attending college and playing baseball there, Williams was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the first round (the 3rd pick) of the 1986 pro baseball draft. … Read More
1991 25 Years Old Williams was one of the premier fielders at third base, as he earned four Gold Glove Awards from 1991 through 1997. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old His best season was 1994 when he hit a National League-best 43 home runs and had an impressive 96 runs batted in (RBI), even though this was a Major League Baseball season that was shortened by nearly one-third because of a season-ending strike by Major League baseball players. … Read More


1999 33 Years Old Williams was an original member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and holds the Diamondbacks record for the most RBIs in one season with a total of 142 during 1999. (This record has since been tied by Luis Gonzalez in 2001, but has never been exceeded). … Read More
2002 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Williams later told the Chronicle he used HGH on the advice of a doctor to treat an ankle injury he suffered during spring training in 2002.
2003 37 Years Old In 2003 Mr. Williams became engaged to Phoenix news anchor, Erika Monroe, who is a TV news anchor from KTVK-TV, a TV hostess and creator of the cooking and lifestyle website, The Hopeless Housewife; they married in 2002. … Read More


2007 41 Years Old On December 13, 2007, he was named among the dozens of players alleged to have used steroids in the Mitchell Report, commissioned by Major League Baseball and written by former Senator George J. Mitchell.
2009 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams was hired in November 2009 by the Diamondbacks to be the 1st-base coach for 2010.
2011 45 Years Old Williams moved from 1st-base coach to 3rd-base coach for the 2011 season, while working under 1st-year manager Kirk Gibson.
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