Monday, March 02, 2015

Jerome Williams gets the ball in Spring opener Tuesday

 photo:  ESPN

Jerome Williams is a journeyman baseball player who has been with many teams before the Phillies. The Phillies are the 7th team that he has played for in his Major League career. If you count the minor league contracts with Major League teams,  he's been with 10.

Jerome was born in Hawaii in 1981. Last season,  he became the first pitcher ever to defeat a team (Oakland Athletics) while playing for three different teams in the same season,  Williams beat the A's while pitching for the Astros, Rangers,  and with the Phillies.

He pitched a fairly good season last year for the Phils, in 9 games in which he started,  he finished with a 4-2 record and a 2.83 ERA. 

Williams lost his wife to cancer in 2001 and uses a pink glove in her honor.

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