Matt Williams
American baseball player
Matt Williams
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).
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Catholic Teaching Says Support Unions. Catholic Colleges Are Fighting Them.
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Joseph Fahey cherishes the Catholic Church's teachings on worker rights. "It's really beautiful teaching -- rock-bottom core, Matthew 25 stuff," says Fahey, a Catholic theologian. "A lot of Catholics would tell you that's why they're Catholic." So Fahey took it as an insult to his faith when the Catholic school where he's taught for 50 years, Manhattan College, tried to prevent adjunct professors from unionizing. He was particularly galled because part-time adjuncts are among "the poorest and weakest people on campus," he says. In September, he dashed off a public letter on the matter, saying the school's trustees should be ashamed of themselves. "This falls into the context of grave sin. This is serious stuff," Fahey, 76, told The Huffington Post. "They're violating their own mission statement that says the school is supposed to stand up for social justice. If they violate this [teaching], they may as well not call themselves a Catholic school." Manhattan is one of a gaggl ...
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Catholic Teaching Says Support Unions. Catholic Colleges Are Fighting Them.
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Joseph Fahey cherishes the Catholic Church's teachings on worker rights. "It's really beautiful teaching -- rock-bottom core, Matthew 25 stuff," says Fahey, a Catholic theologian. "A lot of Catholics would tell you that's why they're Catholic." So Fahey took it as an insult to his faith when the Catholic school where he's taught for 50 years, Manhattan College, tried to prevent adjunct professors from unionizing. He was particularly galled because part-time adjuncts are among "the poorest and weakest people on campus," he says. In September, he dashed off a public letter on the matter, saying the school's trustees should be ashamed of themselves. "This falls into the context of grave sin. This is serious stuff," Fahey, 76, told The Huffington Post. "They're violating their own mission statement that says the school is supposed to stand up for social justice. If they violate this [teaching], they may as well not call themselves a Catholic school." Manhattan is one of a gaggl ...
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Catholic Teaching Says Support Unions. Catholic Colleges Are Fighting Them.
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Joseph Fahey cherishes the Catholic Church's teachings on worker rights. "It's really beautiful teaching -- rock-bottom core, Matthew 25 stuff," says Fahey, a Catholic theologian. "A lot of Catholics would tell you that's why they're Catholic." So Fahey took it as an insult to his faith when the Catholic school where he's taught for 50 years, Manhattan College, tried to prevent adjunct professors from unionizing. He was particularly galled because part-time adjuncts are among "the poorest and weakest people on campus," he says. In September, he dashed off a public letter on the matter, saying the school's trustees should be ashamed of themselves. "This falls into the context of grave sin. This is serious stuff," Fahey, 76, told The Huffington Post. "They're violating their own mission statement that says the school is supposed to stand up for social justice. If they violate this [teaching], they may as well not call themselves a Catholic school." Manhattan is one of a gaggl ...
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Sports of The Times: Nationals Keep Making Errors but Stumble Into a Winner in Dusty Baker
NYTimes - over 1 year
Washington, which floundered during the season and in its initial effort to replace the fired manager Matt Williams, finally turned to a proven commodity.
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Nats reverse course, hire Dusty Baker as manager
ABC News - over 1 year
Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals, meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have been its first season since 1988 with zero black skippers. Baker has managed in the majors for 20 seasons. He takes over for Matt Williams, who was fired after his lack of experience proved to be a problem as the Nats -- saddled with World Series hopes at the start of the season -- finished 83-79 and failed to make the playoffs. "We were looking for a manager to help us achieve our ultimate goal of competing for a World Series championship," owner Ted Lerner said in a statement. "During our broad search process we met with many qualified candidates, and ultimately it was clear that Dusty's deep experience was the best fit for our ballclub." Baker, who is black, becomes only the second minority to currently hold a managerial post among the 30 big league clubs, joining the Atlanta Braves' Fredi Gonzalez, who is Hispanic. The . ...
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Profiles of National League teams
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 National League teams ahead of the 2015 Major League Baseball: EAST Washington Nationals Manager: Matt Williams 2014 record: 96-66 (Lost to San Francisco in four games in division series after posting league's best regular-season record) With newly signed ace Max Scherzer joining a lethal rotation that includes Jordan Zimmermann and Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals have one of the top rosters in baseball. ...
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Bands flock to The Victoria Inn this week
Dispatch - almost 2 years
The Deep, Kite and Matt Williams are among the musicians performing at The Victoria Inn, Derby, on Friday, March 27.
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Nationals exercise Williams' option for 2016
Fox News - about 2 years
Viera, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals have picked up the 2016 option on the contract of manager Matt Williams.Williams is entering his second season as the club's skipper and last year guided the Nationals to the National League East title
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Lloyd McClendon Hired As Mariners' New Manager
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — Llyod McClendon was hired as manager of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, taking over a rebuilding job that Eric Wedge walked away from. McClendon becomes the third manager hired by general manager Jack Zduriencik. Wedge quit at the end of the Mariners' fourth straight losing season, citing differences with the front office on how to move forward with improving the team. Wedge's contract expired after the season. The 54-year-old McClendon is the 16th full-time manager in club history. He takes over a club that went 71-91 last year. He will be formally introduced by the team on Thursday. "I am extremely excited about the opportunity to manage the Seattle Mariners," McClendon said in a statement. "Seattle has a tremendous group of talented players and the fans and city should be excited about the club's future. I'm looking for this group to take a big step forward." Seattle is the fourth club to fill its managerial vacancy. The Washington Nationals hired Mat ...
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Manager Matt Williams has Craig's approval
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Strikeouts and temper tantrums weren't a good mix, and Williams' first big-league manager offered advice. Craig recalled Williams' impersonations of Babe Ruth, including Williams walking to the plate before games, taking practice swings, pointing to the outfield bleachers, swinging mightily and waddling around the bases while waving to the crowd - with a pillow stuffed under his jersey, as if he were the Babe himself. Williams was a still-emerging infielder when appearing in the 1989 postseason, led the league in RBIs in 1990 and was on pace to break Roger Maris' single-season homers record in 1994 before the players' strike in mid-August. Craig was a Diamondbacks special assistant that year, and after the season Brenly spoke to him about sizing him up for a World Series ring. The Chronicle reported in November 2007 that Williams purchased human growth hormone, steroids and other drugs from a Palm Beach clinic in 2002 (as a Diamondback) and HGH and syringes in 2004 and 2005 while r ...
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Nats' Williams describes his style as 'aggressive'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — When he was earning Gold Gloves and making All-Star appearances and winning a World Series as a player, new Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams certainly made an impression on Jayson Werth.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matt Williams
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    On October 5, 2015, the Nationals fired Williams after a disappointing season where they were favored to win the World Series and failed to make the playoffs.
    More Details Hide Details He finished with a record of 179 wins and 145 losses. On November 6, 2007, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Williams purchased $11,600 worth of human growth hormone, steroids and other drugs from the Palm Beach clinic in 2002. 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.
    Prior to the 2015 season, the Nationals exercised an option to extend Williams through the 2016 season.
    More Details Hide Details Williams managed the Nationals to a NL East division title and the playoffs, but lost the NLDS to the San Francisco Giants.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Williams originally was selected by the New York Mets from Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada, but he did not sign with the Mets. Williams was the starting quarterback on the Carson Senators football team in high school. Two of his teammates who played baseball in high school, Bob Ayrault and Charlie Kerfeld, also played baseball in the major leagues.
  • 2013
    Age 47
    On October 31, 2013, the Washington Nationals announced that they had hired Williams to replace Davey Johnson as their manager for the 2014 season.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    Williams moved from first base coach to third base coach for the 2011 season, while working under 1st-year manager Kirk Gibson.
    More Details Hide Details When Williams retired from baseball in 2003 he was fifth on the list of most career home runs by a Third Baseman (359).
  • 2009
    Age 43
    Williams was hired in November 2009 by the Diamondbacks to be the first base coach for 2010.
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  • 2007
    Age 41
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007 the couple co-hosted the weekend pre-game shows for the Arizona Diamondbacks called "DBacks on Deck". They are the parents of one child and live in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Williams is the grandson of former major league outfielder Bert Griffith.
  • 2002
    Age 36
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 33
    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.)
    More Details Hide Details Williams was a partial owner of the Diamondbacks, and carried the title of "Special Assistant to the General Partner". Williams occasionally also served as color commentator during Diamondbacks radio and television broadcasts, and also assisted in coaching and with player personnel matters.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was on pace to challenge the single season home run record of 61, at the time held by Roger Maris, with his 43 home runs in 115 Giants games projecting to 60.6 home runs at season's end. Williams finished second in the voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award that year behind first baseman, Jeff Bagwell, of the Houston Astros.
  • 1991
    Age 25
    Williams was one of the premier fielders at third base, as he earned four Gold Glove Awards between 1991 and 1997.
    More Details Hide Details A hitter with exceptional power, six times he hit more than 30 home runs in a baseball season as a Giant, with more than 90 runs batted in.
  • 1990
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Despite suffering from several leg injuries and some lower-back ailments, Williams was an excellent fielder at third base, and a dangerous and productive hitter. As a third baseman, Williams had good reflexes and excellent hands, plus a quick release with his strong and accurate arm.
  • 1987
    Age 21
    Williams began his major league career in 1987 primarily as a short stop for the Giants while playing some games at third base also.
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  • 1986
    Age 20
    Williams accepted a baseball scholarship to play for the University of Nevada, 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on November 28, 1965.
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