Dave Williams

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Dave Williams of Camden, Delaware, pitched in the major leagues over six seasons from 2001 to 2007 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Mets. A
first team All-State pitcher for Caesar Rodney High School who also played first base, the 6-foot-3, 215 lb. left-hander pitched for one season for DelTech South, leading the 35-7 Roadrunners to a
fourth place finish in the Junior College World Series. Selected in the 17th round by the Pirates in the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft, he was 27-17 in the Bucs’ minor league system and earned a
spot in the Pittsburgh starting rotation midway through his fourth professional season. Williams made his big league debut at the age of 22 in 2001 and started 18 games for the Pirates that year,
posting a 3-7 record with a 3.71 earned run average in 114 innings. He was a key member of the staff for four seasons, appearing in 66 games with 58 starts and posting a 17-26 record and 4.25 ERA. He
pitched 334.2 innings and struck out 211 batters during that span. He enjoyed his best season as a major leaguer in 2005 when he went 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 138.2 innings. He
ranked fourth on the staff in both strikeouts and innings. Traded to the Reds for Sean Casey in 2006, he played two more seasons in the major leagues (2006 with the Reds and Mets and 2007 with the
Mets) and pitched professionally through the 2011 season. Over his major league career he won 22 games and struck out 245 batters in 408 innings. Following his playing career, he served as a pitching
coach in the Toronto Blue Jays organization in 2015-16 and currently coaches high school baseball in Georgia.



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