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Trevor Williams has touching moment with dad after his first big-league win

Getting your first major-league win is a special moment for any pitcher, but being able to share it with the man who taught you how to play the game is even better.

Pittsburgh reliever Trevor Williams experienced that milestone moment on Wednesday night when he grabbed his dad, Richard, in an emotional hug following the Pirates' 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Trevor then gave Richard a game ball to commemorate the occasion.

Williams also shared a sweet moment with his wife, Jackie, giving her a kiss in the stands as she held their baby son.

Williams, 24, threw three innings of relief, striking out three and allowing one unearned run to get his first win.

It was a day Williams had always dreamed about while growing up in San Diego and going to Padres games with his dad as a kid.

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Pirates reliever Trevor Williams gives his proud dad, Richard, the game ball after getting his first major-league win on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh's victory over St. Louis.

"You dream about it your entire life, and you picture it happening, but it's one of those things where you let the emotions take control of you, and there's no one else I would rather share that moment with than my dad,'' Williams told reporters afterward. "He's been with me since the very beginning."

Williams had shared the news with his dad over the phone that he had been called up from the minor leagues on Tuesday. A day later, they celebrated together in person.

"When I called (my dad) the other day, I didn't think that moment was going to get any better,'' Williams said. "I didn't think I was going to share a moment with him that was better than that, but this definitely outdid it."

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