Matt Williams is considered one of the top power hitters in Major League Baseball during the 1990s. Williams enjoyed a stellar career at UNLV before being drafted as the third overall pick in the 1986 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants.
The slugging third baseman made his big-league debut just one year later and became a fixture at the “hot corner” for the Giants for the next 10 years.
After a one-year stint in Cleveland, Williams finished out his professional career with the Arizona Diamondbacks and picked up a World Series ring in 2001. Williams retired following the 2003 season with 378 home runs and 1,218 RBI.
Williams was a partial owner of the Diamondbacks and carried the title of Special Assistant to the General Partner. He later joined the coaching staff, under manager Kirk Gibson.
He served as the manager of the Washington Nationals from 20014-15 and laster was on the staff for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In 2020, he spent one year as the manager of the Kia Tigers of the KBO League.
Born: November 28, 1965
Claim to Fame: Star third baseman for the Giants, Indians and Diamondbacks. Led the National League in 1994 with 43 home runs and led the league with 122 RBI in 1990. Was an All-American at UNLV, who was the third overall pick in the 1986 amateur draft.
Family: Daughters Alysha, Rachel and son, Jacob