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Gerald Williams from the Chronology
Oct 15, 1999 - Behind the pitching of Tom Glavine the Braves defeat the Mets 1-0 for their 3rd win in a row. Atlanta scores an unearned run in the 1st inning with the help of 2 NY errors. It is the 1st time all year the Mets make 2 errors in the same inning. With Gerald Williams on 2nd & Bret Boone on 1st with one out the Braves pulled off a double steal. Williams scores when Mets C Mike Piazza fires the ball into center field trying to throw out Boone.
Aug 18, 1998 - Greg Maddux wins his 200th game as the Braves double up the Giants 8-4. Maddux allows one earned run to lower his NL best ERA to 1.65. In a rarity the Braves collect 9 hits-all doubles. Gerald Williams Danny Bautista and Walt Weiss have 2 apiece while Eddie Perez drives in 3 runs with another.
Aug 23, 1996 - The Yankees obtain P Graeme Lloyd and former Rookie of the Year Pat Listach from the Brewers in exchange for OF Gerald Williams and pitcher Bob Wickman. Lloyd is immediately put to work and provides late inning relief as the first-place Yankees beat the A's‚ 5-3. The Yanks will officially complain to the AL that the Brewers sent damaged goods in the 2 players‚ but the complaint is ignored. However‚ the Brewers will take back Listach and send Ricky Bones to the Yanks on the 29th. The Yanks will file a grievance over Lloyd's injury next month and the Brewers will send minor leaguer Danny Perez as compensation. Lloyd will go on to excel in the post-season when the Yankees win their first World Series since 1978.
Jun 2, 1996 - At Oakland the Yankees win 11-4 and do it the old-fashioned way-by stealing 8 bases. Gerald Williams with 10 career steals has 4 steals to tie a club record and rookie Derek Jeter adds 2. Kenny Rogers (4-1) is the benefactor pitching 6 1/3 innings for the win as the Yankees stay 1 1/2 games ahead of the O's.
May 14, 1996 - Dwight Gooden on the verge of being dropped from the Yankees just two weeks ago twirls a no-hitter to sink the Mariners 2-0. Dr. No walks two in the 9th but retires Ken Griffey Jr. K's Jay Buhner and induces Paul Sorrento to pop out to end it. Gerald Williams saves the no-hitter when he runs down a 400-foot Alex Rodriguez liner in the first inning and turns it into a double play. Gooden (2-3) has now thrown 16 straight innings of hitless ball.
May 1, 1996 - The Yanks and Orioles continue their marathon play this one going 5 hours and 43 minutes before ending at 1 a.m. Tino Martinez whose homer snapped yesterday's tie slugs a grand slam in the 15th to give reliever Andy Pettitte the win. Bernie Williams has 5 hits while Gerald Williams collects 6-just the 2nd Yankee to get 6 in a game; Myril Hoag in 1934 is the other. The O's and Yankees strand 15 runners in extra innings as both teams squander scoring opportunities and New York survives 4 errors by two second basemen. Jim Mecir strikes out Brady Anderson with the bases loaded in the 10th after going to a 3-0 count. Cal Ripken is lifted for a pinch runner in the 8th-who is promptly picked off-and sits for the last 7 innings the longest stretch he's rested in 2180 games.