161. Matt Williams

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161. Matt Williams
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 25, 1959 in Houston, TX USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 02, 1983
  • Final Game: October 05, 1985
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Matt Williams was a cornerstone of the San Francisco Giants for a decade (1987-96), where he played in the infield, switching between Third Base and Shortstop. 

Williams broke out in 1990 when he had 33 Home Runs, a league-leading 122 Runs Batted In, and he went to his first All-Star Game.  1990 also began a 10-year streak of at least 20 Home Runs, and he won the Home Run Title in 1994, which also saw him start a three-year run of All-Star Game appearances.  In 1991, 1993, 1994, and 1997 Williams won both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger, the latter year occurring in his only season with Cleveland. 

Williams later signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks for their inaugural season in 1998, where he brought a veteran presence to the expansion team.  It led to Williams winning his only World Series Ring when the D-Backs won it all in 2001.  He retired in 2003 with 378 Home Runs and 1,878 Hits 

Williams would later win the Manager of the Year in 2014 when he took the Washington Nationals to the playoffs.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bishop, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 2009
  • Position: Short Stop, Third Base
  • Played For: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (5) (1990, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1999)
    Silver Slugger (4) (NL) (1990, 1993, 1994 & 1997)
    Gold Glove (4) (NL) (1991, 1993, 1994 & 1997)
    Most Home Runs (1) (NL) (1994)
    Most Runs Batted In (1) (NL) (1990)
    World Series Rings (1) (Arizona Diamondbacks, 2001) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (NL: 1990, 6th), (NL: 1993, 6th), (NL: 1994, 2nd) & (NL: 1999, 3rd)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Hits)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Zone Runs) 
    4 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Defensive bWAR)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    66. Total Zone Runs: 96
    75. Home Runs: 378

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2009: 1.3%

  • Should be Inducted As A: San Francisco Giant

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#1 Jimmy 2021-10-05 01:58
Hi. This site is so cool. I noticed a mistake/typo for Matt Williams, where it shows he played from 83 to 85, but it should be 87 to 03. I thought you would want to fix that since you obviously put tons of effort into this site. Thanks man.
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