Williams gave up eight hits over eight innings of work for his single-A Fayetteville Generals, giving up just one earned run. Two other unearned runs, though, were the difference in the 3-2 Fayetteville loss.
Williams pitched that year in this third season as a pro. He would go on to see time in seven seasons, but he would never see the majors.
Williams' career began in 1985, taken by the Tigers in the first round of the January draft, out of Edward Waters College in Florida.
With the Tigers, Williams started at rookie Bristol and single-A Gastonia. Between them, he got 19 outings, 11 starts. He went 3-3, with a 3.60 ERA.
Williams moved to Gastonia full-time for 1986, going 4-10 over 28 outings, 20 starts. In one July start, Williams lasted just an inning, giving up three earned.
Williams moved to single-A Fayetteville and single-A Lakeland for 1987, then AA Glens Falls for 1988. At Glens Falls, Williams went 11-7, with a 3.60 ERA.
It was AAA Toledo for Williams in 1989. But his record fell off. He went just 4-12 for the Mud Hens, over 20 starts. For 1990, it was back to AA, to London. Over 22 outings, five starts, Williams went 0-4, with a 6.18 ERA, ending his Tigers career.
Williams played out 1990 with independent Miami, then returned there for 1991, ending his professional career.
- Sumter Daily Item, May 20, 1987: Braves capture 5th straight win
Made the Majors: 716 - 54.3%
Never Made Majors: 602-45.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 310
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 182