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Matt Williams #9

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Full Name:
Matt Williams
Uniform #:
9

COACHING CAREER

Returns to the D-backs for his second stint on the Major League coaching staff …served as Arizona's fi rst base coach in 2010 and third base coach from 2011-13. ... In addition to his third base duties, will manage all infield instruction and placement.

MANAGERIAL CAREER

Spent the previous 2 seasons (2014-15) as manager of the Nationals, posting a 179-145 (.552) record. ... Named the 2014 BBWAA and The Sporting News NL Manager of the Year after leading Washington to 96 wins and the NL East title in his inaugural campaign at the helm. ... In 2012, led Salt River to the Arizona Fall League Championship Game. ... Was the interim manager of Double-A Mobile for the fi nal 2 months in 2007 after Brett Butler suffered a stroke.

PLAYING CAREER

 Played 17 Major League seasons with the Giants (1987-96), Indians (1997) and D-backs (1998-2003)…compiled a .268 average with 378 home runs and 1,218 RBI in 1,866 games. ... Appeared in 5 All-Star Games (1990, '94-96, '99) and won 4 Rawlings® Gold Glove Awards (1991, '93-94, '97) and 4 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards (1990, '93-94, '97) at third base. ... Played in 3 World Series with 3 diff erent teams (Giants, 1989; Indians, 1997; D-backs, 2001), becoming the only player to hit at least 1 World Series home run for 3 diff erent teams. ... Finished in the Top 10 in league MVP voting 3 times, including fi nishing second to Houston's Jeff Bagwell in 1994 after slugging 43 homers and 96 RBI during the strike-shortened season. ... Acquired by Arizona in a post-Expansion Draft trade on Dec. 1, 1997. ... Finished third in league MVP voting in 1999 after batting .303 with 35 home runs and a team-record 142 RBI, which has since been tied by Luis Gonzalez in 2001. ... Selected by the Giants in the fi rst round (third overall) in the 1986 draft.

PERSONAL

Matthew Derrick (Matt) Williams. ... He and his wife, Erika, reside in Paradise Valley with their 4 children: 3 daughters, Alysha, Rachael and Madison, and a son, Jacob…he and Erika, who previously was a weekend anchor and reporter for KTVK-TV, were co-hosts of the weekend pre-game shows prior to D-backs telecasts on 3TV in 2007. ... Son, Jacob, was the D-backs' 49th-round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, ... Was a member of the D-backs' broadcast team from 2005-09, serving as a color analyst on select broadcasts on FOX Sports Arizona and Arizona Sports 620.

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