Arizona State alum Trevor Williams shares touching moment with family after first MLB win
It was a moment he won't forget any time soon.
After an impressive three years at Arizona State, where he earned All-American and Pac-12 All-Conference honors, Trevor Wiliams was drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2013. He was later traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and on Wedneday night found himself wearing a big league uniform at PNC Park.
Having been called up to the majors just a day before, Williams took the mound in the top of the 6th inning against the Cardinals for his MLB debut. He tossed three innings of three-hit ball, the Pirates held on to win 4-3, and Williams earned his first Major League win.
After the game, there was only one person who Williams wanted to deliver the game ball to – his dad.
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 8, 2016
The former Sun Devil later shared that his father used to take him to Padres games – Williams grew up in San Diego – and would be in the stands at his games in Tempe and throughout the minors. He also mentioned that his dad has been fighting lymphoma and is waiting to find out whether or not he's in remission.
With the game ball in hand, Williams searched the crowd until he spotted his wife, young son, and father. Sharing that moment and those emotions with them is something that Williams "will never forget."