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 - 1987 2 More Events
1990 24 Years Old He played both short stop and third base until the 1990 season when he became the starting third baseman for the Giants and went on to lead the National League in Runs Batted In with 122 while making the National League All Star team. … Read More
1991 25 Years Old Williams was one of the premier fielders at third base, as he earned four Gold Glove Awards between 1991 and 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) in only 110 games as the Major League Baseball season 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 …  She filed for divorce in 2002, listing irreconcilable differences as the reason. The couple had no children, and in July 2002 their divorce was final.
2003 37 Years Old In 2003, 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 2003. … 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 Williams was hired in November 2009 by the Diamondbacks to be the first base coach for 2010.
2011 45 Years Old Williams moved from first base coach to third base coach for the 2011 season, while working under 1st-year manager Kirk Gibson. … Read More
2013 47 Years Old On October 31, 2013, the Washington Nationals announced that they had hired Williams to replace Davey Johnson as their manager for the 2014 season.
…  As of August, 2015 - 13 years after his final game - he still ranks in the top 75 all-time players for career home runs and the top 150 all-time players for career RBIs. … Read More
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