"We were nervous playing in front of big crowds in Salt Lake. We had never been there before," Williams, who went 3 for 4 in the opener, told The Tribune. "We've experienced that now, so we should be a lot more relaxed this time. I think we'll play better."
Williams made the playoffs with Great Falls that year in his second season as a pro. He'd miss 1992 to injury and return for one more campaign in 1993. He never made AA.
Williams' career started in 1990, taken by the Dodgers in the second round of the draft out of East St. John High in Garyville, La.
Williams started with the Dodgers in the rookie Gulf Coast League, at Kissimmee. He hit .313 over 58 games. He moved to Great Falls for 1991, but saw only 23 outings. He hit .297. He knocked in a run in a late August game.
He then missed all of 1992 to injury and returned for 1993 at short-season Yakima and high-A Bakersfield. He hit .240 in 62 games at Bakersfield and .241 in 38 games at Yakima to end his career.
- Great Falls Tribune, Sept. 2, 1991: Dodgers refuse to look past first game at Salt Lake
Made the Majors:1,140-36.4%
Never Made Majors:1,989-63.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 473
10+ Seasons in the Minors:282