Jeff Williams

1972 -

Jeff Williams won a silver medal for Australia in baseball in 2004. Williams was one of seven dual Olympians on the Athens roster, but the only one to have played previously at the Games in 1996, not 2000. Athens was the third consecutive appearance at the Games for Australia’s baseballers, with the team having placed seventh in both Atlanta and Sydney. A left-handed closer, Williams’ two saves in Athens tied him for the best performance by a closer in the tournament. One of his saves was in the semi-final, in which he kept Japan’s all-professional hitting line-up scoreless as Australia won 1-0. Australia lost the final to Cuba 6-2. Born in Canberra, Williams has played in the Major Leagues in the United States and Japan.

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

Baseball - Men
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0 TPE 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 4-0, 0-0 ITA 6-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 3-1, 0-3, 0-0, 3-0, 3-0, 0-0 JPN 9-4 Win
Preliminaries 3-0, 1-0, 0-3, 0-0, 0-0, 1-2, 0-5, 1-1, 0-X GRE 11-6 Win
Preliminaries 9-0, 5-1, 5-0, 1-0, 0-1, 2-0, 0-0 NED 22-2 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 6-0 CAN 11-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-1, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-0, 1-X CUB 4-1 Loss
Semifinals 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 JPN 1-0 Win
Gold Medal Game 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-1, 4-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0 CUB 6-2 Loss
Final Placing 2 / 8

1996 Atlanta

Baseball - Men
Preliminaries 2-0, 0-4, 3-0, 3-4, 0-0, 8-0, 0-0, 3-0 CUB 19-8 Loss
Preliminaries 8-0, 2-2, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 4-4, 0-0, 2-0 NED 16-6 Loss
Preliminaries 0-2, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 7-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-3 JPN 9-6 Win
Preliminaries 3-0, 2-2, 2-1, 2-2, 2-1, 0-0, 0-0, 1-2, 0-0 ITA 12-8 Loss
Preliminaries 1-7, 2-0, 2-2, 0-6, 0-0, 0-0, 0-X USA 5-15 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-3, 0-1, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-5 NCA 0-10 Loss
Preliminaries 0-2, 0-2, 0-3, 8-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 2-0, 0-0 KOR 11-8 Win
Final Placing 7 / 8