Mitch Williams Named Keynote Speaker at Penn State Annual First Pitch Dinner

STATE COLLEGE, PA. — Former Major League pitcher and current MLB Network analyst, Mitch Williams, has been named the keynote speaker at the Penn State annual First Pitch Dinner to be held on February 1, 2014. The event will host a kid’s clinic from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday morning followed by a practice from noon to 2 p.m. A VIP reception and silent auction are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6 p.m. Penn State head coach Rob Cooper will also provide remarks during the banquet.

Photo shows former MLB pitcher, Mitch Williams, speaking with Dan Patrick on Sept. 9, 2013.


Williams, nicknamed “Wild Thing”, is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for six teams from 1986 to 1997. As a left-hander with a high-90s fastball and major control issues, Williams 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.

Watch video of Mitch Williams speaking on The Dan Patrick Show 9/9/13

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