During the 71 Phillies wins in which he played, Williams slashed .327/.406/.573 with 24 extra-base hits including 13 home runs. He played in 69 of their losses, slashing a putrid .179/.230/265 with just eight extra-base hits.
He was given 239 plate appearances in the victorious games, 209 in the losing efforts, so the opportunities were similar.
“We’re young. We should be really good for a long time. We have a lot of athletes. Maybe this will make us crazy good for the next few years to come, because we know how it feels to lose; to get our butts kicked. That’s never a good feeling. But I think it’s going to make everybody humbled and make them that much hungrier here.“