Former Braves outfielder Gerald Williams passes away after bout with cancer

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Longtime outfielder Gerald Williams passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer; he was 55.

Williams played 14 seasons in the MLB and tallied over 1,000 games as a career .255/.301/.410 hitter with 85 home runs and 106 stolen bases. Not only was Williams impressive with the stick, but he was also a gifted defender.

Ice spent time with the Yankees, Brewers, Devil Rays, Marlins, Mets, and the Braves. He was part of the Atlanta team that lost to the Yankees in the 1999 World Series, and many will remember him for his time with New York and his long-standing friendship with Derek Jeter.

However, Williams had his best years with the Braves. In his two years with Atlanta, he posted a .817 OPS with 27 home runs and 112 RBIs in 688 plate appearances.

Rest in peace, Gerald Williams.

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