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Gerald Williams
Gerald Williams
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 466 of 1043 players
Gerald Floyd Williams
Born: August 10, 1966 at New Orleans, La.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 187


First Mets game: June 9, 2004
Last Mets game: October 2, 2005

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Jeff Friedson
September 9, 2004
Strangely, Gerald receives alot of unkind press as his career winds down. Odd for many reasons. He's a legitimate five tool player. Power, speed, HAS hit for average, good arm, runs anything down in the outfield. Put up good numbers from 1995-2000 as a starter/occasional starter in NY (Yankees), Milwaukee, Atlanta and Tampa. He was the D-Rays MVP in 2000. Always respectful and shy in public, he's apparently been a very popular teammate everywhere he's been, majors AND minors. Derek Jeter has often commented about Gerald's guidance when the Yankee ss first came up. I will ALWAYS root for this guy.

Steve Buckingham
November 18, 2004
I agree with Mr. Friedson's assessment. Some career highlights - DRays MVP in 2000 as stated. Saved Doc Gooden's Yankee no hitter with spectacular catch in CF. Had six hits in a game in 1996. Total team player and seems like a perfect gentleman. Hope he lands a job in 2005. I think the Mets just dropped him from their ML roster.

Mike McEwen
January 19, 2005
I never understood why he didn't get more of a chance with the Yanks his first few years. He was playing a lot in 1996, but was traded to Milwaukee before the playoffs/series. With a star of Beltran's magnitude in CF now, and Cameron shifting over, what's wrong with a good team guy, excellent fielder, still fast for his age, for the occasional breather for either. Total class - Gerald Williams.

January 20, 2005
Never was any good except for a year or two in Tampa, for some reason he was given playing time over Valent while Diaz was stuck in the minors. Gerald was beyond awful last year why he was brought back I'll never know. The funny thing about him is the Mets beat writers report that he had the biggest ego on last year's team which is pretty funny.

Joey Flory
July 5, 2005
Glad the Mets recalled him. In 1997 in Milwaukee, while traveling on business I had the opportunity to attend a game. Saw Gerald literally sign autographs for a half hour, including a young fan with a broken leg that had Gerald sign his cast. The memory just stuck with me and I've followed his career and many travels ever since. Wonder how he and Pedro will get along now being on the same roster! (Major brawl between the two in 2000.)

September 27, 2005
I've been a huge fan since he started with the Yanks. He always hustled on every play and had a great attitude toward the game. He saved Doc Gooden's no hitter back in '96 with an incredible catch. I had the opportunity to meet him and he was extremely polite and gracious and possesses a good sense of humor. Seems like a great guy to have around to mentor young teammates.

Jeff Friedson
February 24, 2006
Was watching clips of the 1999 World Series. Gerald hit a triple off Andy Pettite that hit the top of the wall in dead center. His lifetime percentage of extra base hits to singles is excellent. Something like 185 doubles 80 something homers. A LOT of doubles. Guy stayed in phenominal shape his entire career. On the Pedro no-hitter incident. Yes, the catch was possible, but statements that he got a bad break on the ball were ridiculous. His break, angle and speed getting to the ball in the first place made that catch possible. Not bad for a 38-year-old outfielder. Would Bernie Williams have gotten there? - doubtful. Beltran was no guarantee either. Pedro did not blame Gerald in any way. Consider the brawl they had in 2000. Positive note on Pedro.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 19, 2006
This was the most obvious attempt to wedge an extra coach onto the roster since the season we kept Jay Bell around. "Ice" had no use as a player in 2004 or 2005.

October 12, 2006
In his prime he was a very solid player: speed, great defense, good attitude, and could hit for power. I just think he wasn't suited for a part-time hitting role and as a result his average suffered. Being able to hit in a pinch or one or two times per game is more difficult than it seems. In any event, I'm happy he wound up his career with the Mets. A likeable player.

Ed K
November 4, 2011
Perhaps the only non-pitcher who had only two seasons as a Met and exactly the same batting average in each of those seasons. He hit .233 in 2004 and .233 in 2005.

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