Athletic Hall of Fame
is focused on, not only honoring our great athletes and our rich sports history, but on providing an inspirational experience for our youth.
The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of our great athletes and community leaders and telling their stories to inspire others to achieve success in their own lives.
Today we have over 400 individual and team inductees recognizing the accomplishments of the best of the best in Fresno County Athletes. The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame, located at the Save Mart Center on the Fresno State campus, is a non-proﬁt organization that depends upon the support of the community and local businesses.
In 1999, Jimy Williams was the American League Manager of the Year. He beat out Art Howe of the Oakland A’s and Joe Torre of the New York Yankees to win the award. Williams, who was 55 years old at the time, was in his third season as manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Jimy Williams was a big league manager for 12 seasons. He spent four seasons with Toronto (1986-1989), five seasons with Boston (1997-2001) and three seasons with Houston (2002-2004), winning a total of 910 games.
Williams’ baseball career began as a player, when the Boston Red Sox signed him in 1964. He had just gotten done playing at Fresno State, where he was an infielder for two seasons (1963-1964). In 1963, Jimy Williams tied for the team lead in home runs (3). The next season, 1964, he led the Bulldogs in RBI with 22.
Jimy Williams was a two-time all-conference player at Fresno State, and his number (22) is retired by the university.
A 1988 inductee into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame, Jimy Williams passed away on January 26th, 2024 at the age of 80.