Walt Williams, American baseball player, Died at 72


Walter Allen Williams was born on December 19, 1943, and died on January 23, 2016.

He was an American professional baseball player and coach.

Walt played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Houston Colt .45s (1964), Chicago White Sox (1967–1972), Cleveland Indians (1973), and the New York Yankees (1974–1975).

During his 10-year major league career, Williams played in 842 games, accumulating 640 hits in 2,373 at bats for a .270 career batting average along with 33 home runs, 173 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of .310.

Baseballer Williams was a very good defensive outfielder, committing just 19 errors in 565 games for a fielding percentage of .981.

Walt played the entire 1971 season without committing an error, compiling a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Following his retirement as a player, Williams worked as the Sports Director of the Brownwood Community Center in his hometown.

Walt then served as the White Sox first-base coach during the 1988 season.

Walt Williams became the manager of the Gastonia Rangers in the South Atlantic League, in 1992,

In 1993 and 1994 he lead the Charleston RiverDogs.

Walter Allen Williams managing record over three seasons was 187 wins and 228 losses.

Walt Williams passed away at 72 yrs old.