Mitch Williams - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 2, 1993:Traded Doug Jones(P) and Jeff Juden(P) to Phi-N for Mitch Williams(P)
May 31, 1994:Released Mitch Williams(P)

This Date in Astros History

Nov 17, 1964:Mitch Williams is born in Santa Ana, CA. The lefthander, nicknamed "Wild Thing", has a colorful career but not much of it good while with Houston. He lasts just 20 innings before retiring to his Texas ranch. He would pitch again elsewhere for two more seasons.
Aug 20, 1989:After Ryne Sandberg ties the game in the ninth with his second solo homer, Kevin Bass responds with his second long ball of the night, a grand slam off Mitch Williams for an 8-4 triumph over the Cubs. Danny Darwin gets the win after blowing the save.
Dec 2, 1993:Astros deal righthanders Doug Jones and Jeff Juden to Philadelphia for lefthander Mitch Williams. The two closers both falter in their new roles while Juden fails to catch on despite pitching for eight different organizations.
Apr 4, 1994:Mitch Williams walks the bases full then surrenders two 12th-inning runs in the season opener against Montreal. Ken Caminiti's two-run double ends a dramatic three-run comeback for a 6-5 Houston triumph. The Astros also debut their new navy-and-gold uniforms with the leaning star logo.