Dana Williams

Dana Lamont Williams (born March 20, 1963) is an American former professional baseball player. He appeared in eight games in the Major League Baseball (MLB) as a backup outfielder, designated hitter and pinch runner for the Boston Red Sox during the 1989 season. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m), 170 pounds (77 kg), he batted and threw right-handed.

Dana Williams
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Williams as hitting coach with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2007
Left fielder/Designated hitter
Born: (1963-03-20) March 20, 1963 (age 58)
Weirton, West Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 19, 1989, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 2, 1989, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.200
Games played8


Williams graduated from Davidson High School (Mobile, Alabama) and was signed by the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent out of Enterprise State Community College.

In six MLB plate appearances and five at bats, Williams was a .200 hitter (1-for-5) with a double and one run scored. His double came in the only game he ever started for Boston, on June 25 as the designated hitter in a 7–0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, off left-handed starting pitcher Allan Anderson.

Williams also played in the Red Sox, White Sox and Cubs minor league systems from 1983 through 1990, hitting .291 with 37 home runs and 265 runs batted in in 845 games. He later played independent league baseball in 1993 and 1996.

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