Dan Warthen

Dan Warthen
Dan Warthen

Warthen as pitching coach for the New York Mets in 2011.
New York Mets — No. 59
Pitcher/Bullpen Coach/Pitching Coach
Born: December 1, 1952 (1952-12-01) (age 58)
Omaha, Nebraska
Batted: Switch Threw: Left 
MLB debut
May 18, 1975 for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1978 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     12-21
Earned run average     4.31
Strikeouts     224

As Player

As Coach

Daniel Dean Warthen (born December 1, 1952, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher and current coach for the New York Mets.


High school years

Warthen attended high school in Omaha, Nebraska and was a High School All-American quarterback/tight end/linebacker in football and also a star in baseball. He turned down scholarship offers from Nebraska, USC, UCLA, Michigan and Northwestern to play professional baseball.

Major League Baseball career

Warthen was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 2nd round of the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft. Warthen would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Montreal Expos on May 18, 1975, pitching a scoreless eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched four seasons in the major leagues with Montreal, Philadelphia and Houston. He finished his major-league career with a 12 win-21 loss record and a 4.31 E.R.A.

Coaching years

He began his coaching career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981, following that with coaching in the minor league organizations of San Diego and Philadelphia. Warthen was the pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers (1999–2002), San Diego Padres (1996–97) and Seattle Mariners (1992), also serving as the Mariners bullpen coach in 1991. He was the pitching coach for the Triple A Norfolk Tides from 2003-2005.

Warthen served as the bullpen coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers under manager Grady Little from 2006-2007. On June 17, 2008 Warthen was named the New York Mets pitching coach, replacing Rick Peterson.

External links

Preceded by
Jim Lett
Los Angeles Dodgers Bullpen Coach
Succeeded by
Ken Howell
Preceded by
Rick Peterson
New York Mets Pitching Coach
Succeeded by

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