Mitch Williams was born November 17, 1964 in Santa Ana, California, nicknamed "Wild Thing", is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for six teams from 1986 to 1997. He is currently a studio analyst for the MLB Network.
Williams, a left-hander with a high-90s fastball and occasional control issues, was largely effective, earning 192 saves in his 11 seasons including a career high of 43 in 1993. However, he is perhaps best known for a blown save after giving up a walk-off home run to Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth game of the 1993 World Series, which gave Toronto their second consecutive World Championship.
One of Mitch Williams's best seasons came in 1989 as a member of the Chicago Cubs. Williams had a record of 4-??4 with a 2.76 ERA, 67 strikeouts (in 76 appearances during the regular season) and 36 saves. That year, Williams made the All-Star team for the only time in his career. He was a key figure in the Cubs winning the National League East title in 1989.