June 15, 2021

Phillies’ Luke Williams has an unbelievable start to MLB career (New York Post)


Have yourself a day, Luke Williams.

The Phillies second baseman hit a two-out, walk-off home run Wednesday evening, giving his team a 2-1 victory over the Braves. Williams is the first player in franchise history to hit a walk-off home run in his first big-league start.

“I don’t know if I’ll have words to describe that moment,” Williams said following the win. “It was pretty incredible, you know? I’m still trying to figure it all out.”

The victory stopped the Phillies from falling to 28-32, which would have matched their finishing record from the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Instead, it was the team’s third win in four games as they try to shake off a dispiriting start. It also gave Williams a memory that will last a lifetime.

Luke Williams celebrates after hitting a walkoff home run on June 9, 2021
Luke Williams celebrates after hitting a walkoff home run on June 9, 2021
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“You can’t make this up,” Williams said. “It’s pretty incredible. It hasn’t been the easiest journey, but this is pretty awesome. It felt like a dream. It’s a pretty indescribable feeling. I just wanted to be here and help the team win.”

Williams, 24, has made headlines all week. He helped Team USA qualify…

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