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From Team USA to walk-off hero in 4 days

PHILADELPHIA -- Luke Williams raced around the bases. His mind tried to keep up. How could he possibly comprehend what happened to him in the ninth inning on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park? How could he possibly absorb everything that happened to him in the past week? Williams hit a two-out, walk-off home run to left field in a 2-1 victory over the Braves to become the first player in Phillies history to hit a walk-off home run in his first big league start.
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Williams' family taking it in: 'So proud of him'

PHILADELPHIA -- Luke Williams had approximately 350 unread text messages on his phone late Wednesday night. But then again, everybody’s phone in the Williams family buzzed Wednesday. It continued Thursday morning, too. Williams hit a two-out, two-run walk-off home run in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank...
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Phillies’ Luke Williams has an unbelievable start to MLB career

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...
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Luke Williams the unlikely author of 2021’s signature Phillies moment

The 2021 Phillies have not been bad. They have not been good. They have been somewhere in between. They’ve been mediocre and, as a result, so has their season thus far. Through a little more than two months, the most memorable victory of the season was a win they probably didn’t deserve, Alec Bohm’s phantom slide into home against the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday Night Baseball way back on April 11. During the first 10 weeks of the season, there was no truly memorable moment to speak of.
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Luke Williams’ first career home run lifts Phils to victory

The Phillies needed a good all-around pitching performance to make people forget about Tuesday’s atrocious outing from the bullpen. They got that in the form of a quality Zach Eflin start along with three scoreless innings from Ranger Suárez. The offense, however, failed to show up. That is until rookie...
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Phillies: 3 Important Things to Know About Luke Williams

Three important things to know about Phillies rookie Luke Williams. The Philadelphia Phillies have a new prospect in town — and it is not Nick Maton, who showed flashes of promise and even drew some comparisons to franchise great second baseman Chase Utley during his brief big-league stay. Ahead of...
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Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Celebrates Luke Williams Walk-Off

Rookie Luke Williams made Philadelphia Phillies history on Wednesday night when he hit a walk-off home run in his first major-league start. Elias Sports noted that only five players around MLB have achieved this feat in the last two decades, but Williams is the first Phillies player to do this ever. According to Sarah Langs, he’s only the fourth player in franchise history to hit a walk-off homer as their first career HR.
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Phillies notes: Hot hitter promoted, Howard to start vs. Yankees

There's an old saying in baseball. If you hit, they'll find a place for you. In Luke Williams' case, that place is the big leagues. The Phillies added the 24-year-old infielder/outfielder to their 40-man roster and promoted him to the majors on Tuesday. He was in uniform, wearing No. 30, for Tuesday night's series opener against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
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Williams, Scioscia's 'kind of player,' makes exciting Phillies debut

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies utility man Luke Williams has a Delaware County connection. That would be Mike Scioscia, the two-time World Series champion catcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series champion manager with the Los Angeles Angels and standout athlete at Springfield High, Class of 1976. Williams helped Team USA...
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Luke Williams lifts Team USA in Olympics qualifier opener

While the Philadelphia Phillies were routed in Monday’s Memorial Day road series opener against the Cincinnati Reds, one of their prospects — Luke Williams — helped lead the USA Baseball Professional National Team to a convincing win in the opener of the 2021 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Baseball Americas Qualification Event.
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Phillies' Luke Williams: Receives big-league call-up

Williams was promoted to the Phillies from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Williams slashed an impressive .352/.439/.465 across 82 plate appearances at Triple-A before going off to help Team USA qualify for the Olympics last week. He'll now get his first call-up to the big leagues, and he could appear at multiple positions for Philadelphia.
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Phillies prospect on fire for Team USA

Luke Williams, the Phillies prospect who had been off to a scorching start at Triple A, has made a big, early impact for Team USA in the Baseball Americas Qualifier taking place this week in Florida. Williams, who plays every infield and outfield position, hit a two-run triple in the...
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Phillies young players including Adam Haseley, Scott Kingery, Nick Maton and Mickey Moniak just need to play

All you need to know about Luke Williams can be seen in the video of his two-run triple that was the decisive hit in Team USA’s win over the Dominican Republic in the recently completed Baseball of the Americas Olympic qualifier. The 24-year-old was all hustle the second the ball left his bat and his old-fashioned celebration at third base was contagious. Williams’ skill set, baseball ...
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Phillies: 3 prospects who provide optimism for future

These Phillies prospects are turning heads this season. Next month’s Major League Baseball trade deadline is intriguing, as you never know what President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski will do to improve the outlook of the Philadelphia Phillies roster. While adding players who would immediately make a significant impact would...
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