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Charlie Williams (pitcher)

Charlie Williams
Born: (1947-10-11)October 11, 1947
Flushing, New York
Died: January 27, 2015(2015-01-27) (aged 67)
Port Orange, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1971 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 11, 1978 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Win–loss record 23–22
Earned run average 3.97
Strikeouts 257
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Charles Prosek Williams (October 11, 1947 – January 27, 2015) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He is best known for being the player the New York Mets traded to the San Francisco Giants for Willie Mays.[1]

New York Mets

Williams was selected by the Mets in the seventh round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft after having played college baseball at Parsons College. After going 21–15 in the minors, he made the Major League club out of Spring training in

  1. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. On April 23, he made his major league debut at Wrigley Field in Chicago, pitching 2.2 innings and giving up four runs (two earned) in the Mets' 7–6 extra innings victory over the Cubs (the winning pitcher of the game was future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan). For the season, Williams compiled a 5–6 record, making nine starts, with a 4.78 earned run average and 53 strikeouts.

San Francisco Giants

Williams began the

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After splitting the

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  1. ^ Willis, Ken (February 7, 2015). "Charlie Williams, the man who was traded for Willies Mays, dies". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 

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