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Position: P      Born: Jul 29, 1968      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

A deadline deal by the Astros in 2001 brought the Virginian to Houston for the 2001 pennant race. Williams posted a 4-0 record and a 4.03 ERA in 25 games while an Astro.

Before that, he pitched for the Phillies, Royals and Pirates - where he had his greatest success as a closer. He re-signed with Pittsburgh after his brief time in Houston and ended his big league run with the Phillies where his career started. Over 12 seasons, he compiled a 32-54 record with 144 saves and a 4.55 ERA.