Mike Williams (baseball)

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Mike Williams
Pitcher
Born: (1968-07-29) July 29, 1968 (age 44)
Radford, Virginia
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
June 30, 1992 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2003 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win–loss record    32–54
Earned run average    4.45
Strikeouts    584
Saves    144
Teams
Career highlights and awards
 
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Mike Williams
Pitcher
Born: (1968-07-29) July 29, 1968 (age 44)
Radford, Virginia
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
June 30, 1992 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2003 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win–loss record    32–54
Earned run average    4.45
Strikeouts    584
Saves    144
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Michael Darren "Mike" Williams (born July 29, 1968 in Radford, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who had a 12 year career with the Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1992 to 2003.

Williams was a two-time National League All-Star in 2002 and 2003. In 2002, he finished third in the N.L. with 46 saves. In his career, he posted a record of 32-54 with 144 saves and a 4.45 ERA. When he was selected to the 2003 All-Star game, he set the record for being the pitcher with the highest ERA while making an All-Star team. He still remains the only pitcher to play in an All-Star game while having an ERA of over 6.00 during the same regular season.

One of Williams's most famous games was with the Phillies on July 7, 1993 versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, in which he was brought in as a reliever in the 14th inning, pitched five shut-out innings, gave up a single run in the top of the 20th inning, but subsequently won the game after the Phillies loaded the bases in the bottom of the 20th and Lenny Dykstra hit a double.

Williams grew up in Giles County in southwestern Virginia. After he retired, he returned to Giles County and helped with many charities. He is a big contributor to Relay for Life (a cancer foundation) in Giles County.

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