Brian O'Neal Williams
Born: Feb. 15, 1969 in Lancaster, S.C.
Debut: 1991 | Pos: P
H: 6'2" | W: 195 | B: R | T: R
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Brian Williams, born in Lancaster, South Carolina, has pitched for nine seasons in major league baseball. Williams made his debut with the Astros in 1991, pitching in 12 innings that season. In 1992, he finished with a 7-6 record and a 3.92 earned run average in 96.1 innings pitched.
Williams was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 1987 draft but he did not sign. He was selected by Houston in the supplemental round as the 31st pick overall of the 1990 draft.
He was part of a 1994 deal that sent Williams, Ken Caminiti, Steve Finley, Andujar Cedeno, Robert Petagine and a player to be named later to the Padres for Phil Plantier, Derek Bell, Pedro Martinez, Doug Brocail, Craig Shipley and Ricky Guiterrez.
Williams became a free agent after the 1995 season and signed with the Detroit Tigers. He was released from Detroit following the 1996 season and signed with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles released him in 1998 and he signed with the Astros.
Granted free agency in 1999, Williams was signed by the Cubs in 2000, and after being released, signed with the Cleveland Indians. Williams ended the 2001 season on the disabled list for the New York Yankees AAA affiliate, the Columbus Clippers.