Charlie Williams… is the one guy in the history of the Major Leagues who can say he was traded for Willie Mays. On May 11th, 1972, the Mets brought Willie Mays back to New York by sending Williams and $50K to San Francisco.
Williams pitched 1 season with the Mets and 7 with the Giants.
In 1976, Charlie Williams… worked mainly out of the Giants bullpen. He made 48 appearances, 46 of them in relief. He went 2-0 with a 2.96 ERA and one save.
Shea-o-meter: It is, indeed, Shea.
Pretty sure it’s Shea: 7
Can’t tell: 6
Not Shea: 5
Betcha didn’t know… Charlie was born in Flushing, not far from Shea Stadium, and grew up a Mets fan.
SSPC vs. Topps: Charlie’s 1976 Topps card shows him wearing a cap which covers up his notable perm.