Gerald Williams, a 12-year veteran outfielder, was signed by the Mets as a free agent on April 23, 2004. He immediately reported to the AAA Norfolk Tides where he hit .305 with 7 home runs. He was called up to New York in June and made his Met debut on June 9 in an interleague game against the Minnesota Twins. As the starting leftfielder, he homered off Johan Santana the eventual AL Cy Young Award winner but the Mets lost 5-3. He would appear in 57 games for the Mets 2004 and hit .233 with 4 home runs and 11 RBIs. His most productive game came on August 19 against the Colorado Rockies when had 3 hits including a two-run home run as the Mets won 10-3.
Williams started the 2005 season in the minors before being called up in June. As a fourth outfielder and pinch hitter he appeared in 39 games. He hit .233 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs. His only home run came on August 13 in the Mets 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2005 would not only be Williams last with the Mets it was his last in the Majors. In 96 games with the Mets he hit .233 with 5 home runs and 14 RBIs.
While with the Mets Williams wore number 6 in 2004 and 21 in 2005.
Gerald Williams also played for the following teams:
New York Yankees – 1992-1996,2001,2002
Milwaukee Brewers – 1996,1997
Atlanta Braves – 1998,1999
Tampa Bay Devil Rays – 2000,2001
Florida Marlins – 2003