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Jimy Williams
2008 Phillies Bench Coach

Full NameJames Francis Williams
Born10/04/1943
BirthplaceArroyo Grande, CA
H/W;B/T5-11/170 ; R/R
Out ofFresno State


1960s All-Stars


Midnight Sun Game Set

Left, from top: Joe Austin, John Herbst, Rick Monday, Butch Thompson, Steve Clark, Skip Hancock and Walt Peterson.   Middle, from left: Mike Stepovich, Tom Seaver, Bob Maxwell, Phil Blackwell, Graig Nettles, Dennis Smith, and Gary Sutherland.  Bottom, from left: Bud Hollowell, Curtell Motton, Buddy Bovender, H.A. (Red) Boucher, Sam Suplizio, Jimy Williams and Mike Paul.  Batboys: Tommy Alexander and Wolfgang Fischer.

 

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2003
2/20: A spring in his step

2001
11/17:
Man of Many Distinctions
10/31: Gets nod from Houston!
10/23: Interviews for Houston managerial job
8/20: Impact of RedSox firing of manager
8/18: Fired by Boston Red Sox
6/17:
Turns down one-year extension
5/20:
Apocryphal Goldpanner: Billy Rohr (1964 PANNER ROSTER)

2000
9/21:
Williams to Seattle?

1964
8/4/64: Goldpanners Win 8-3 ; Seaver Slams

Managers with the best records
never to reach the World Series

Larry Dierker
Astros, 1997-2001 
448-362 (.553)

Walter Johnson
Senators & Indians 1929-1935
529-432 (.550)

George Gibson
Pirates & Cubs
1920-34, 413-344 (.546)

Jimy Williams (64)
Blue Jays & Red Sox, 1986-89, 1997-2001
695-593 (.540)


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Amateur Career Highlights

  • 1963 - Fresno State - All California Collegiate All-Star

  • 1964 - Fresno State - All California Collegiate All-Star

  • 1963 - Played for Sturgis (SD) in the semi-pro Basin League

  • 1964 - Played for Sturgis (SD) in the semi-pro Basin League

  • 1964 - Finished 2nd in NBC Tournament with Goldpanners

 Houston News Conference
Jimy Williams is named the new manager of the Houston Astros.
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 Jimy Williams looks forward.
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  Jimy Williams is a winner.
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Pro Career Highlights

  • 1964 - Signed as a free agent by the Red Sox organization

  • 1965 - Drafted by St. Louis from Boston AAA roster in Dec.

  • 1965 - Played for Waterloo of the Midwest League where he led the league's shortstops in fielding pct. and was named to the All-Star team

  • 1966 - Played for Cardinals, struck out in first at-bat vs. Sandy Koufax ; first hit against Juan Marichal.

  • 1968 - Traded by St. Louis, 2/8/68 with C Pat Corrales to Cincinnati for C Johnny Edwards

  • 1969 - Selected by Montreal in the 1969 National League expansion Draft

  • 1971 - Retired as an active player


Goldpanners Statistics 1964

Batting Stats

YEARGABRHRBI2B3BHRBBSOSBSHHPAVG
1964831610420044100.323

Fielding Stats

POSGPOAETCDPPCT.
SS89175316.839


Major League Statistics 1966-67

Batting Stats

YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBAVG
1966CARDS13111301150.273
1967 CARDS120000010.000
TOTAL 14131301160.214

Career Managerial Statistics 1974-1999

1999 A.L. Manager of the Year
1976, 1979 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year

YEARCLUBLEAGUEWLPCT.POS.
1974Quad CitiesMidwest6558.528(1st/3rd- South Division)
1975El PasoTexas6271.466(3rd - West Division)
1976Salt Lake CityPacific Coast9054.625(1st - East Division)
1977Salt Lake CityPacific Coast7465.532(2nd - East Division)
1978SpringfieldAmerican Association7066.515(3rd - East Division)
1979Salt Lake CityPacific Coast8068.541(2nd - South Division)
1980-85Coach, Toronto Blue Jays
1986TorontoAmerican League8676.531(4th - East Division)
1987TorontoAmerican League9666.593(2nd - East Division)
1988TorontoAmerican League8775.537(T3rd - East Division)
1989TorontoAmerican League1224.333(thru 5/12, -6 gms.)
1990-96Coach, Atlanta Braves
1997BostonAmerican League7884.481(4th - East Division)
1998BostonAmerican League9270.568(2nd - East Division)
1999BostonAmerican League9468.588(2nd - East Division)
Minor League Totals441382.536
Major League Totals545463.549
Boston Totals264222.543

JIMY WILLIAMS QUOTES :


The Boston Globe coined the phrase "Jimywocky" to describe Jimy's unique quotes.

"Baseball is a warm-weather sport. That’s why it’s played in the summer."

"One of the longest singles I've ever seen. But what do we have here? I'm a guy who wears glasses just to read."

"I don't know anything about that, surprise, or all those other adjectives, or what do you use, adverbs? Prepositions? I like gerunds. I went to high school with a guy named Gerand Thornquist. His dad drove a bus for Greyhound. He was almost the valedictorian. You'd have to be with a name like that."

"I guess, you know, when I was a little kid, I liked to play marbles. You know, everybody has different games they like to play. I liked to play marbles. A lot of you people think I've lost mine, I don't know. I still got them at home in a big brandy snifter. I really do."

"A great game, isn't it? Wow. I don't know if I chose baseball or it chose me.

 

 

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