Phil Regan (baseball)


Phil Regan (baseball)

Infobox MLB retired
name=Phil Regan
position=Pitcher


bgcolor1=#bd5d29
bgcolor2=#003366
textcolor1=white
textcolor2=white
bats=Right
throws=Right
birthdate=birth date and age|1937|4|6
city-state|Otsego|Michigan
deathdate=
debutdate= July 19
debutyear= 1960
debutteam= Detroit Tigers
finaldate=July 15
finalyear=1972
finalteam= Chicago White Sox
stat1label=Pitching record
stat1value=96-81
stat2label=Earned run average
stat2value=3.84
stat3label=Strikeouts
stat3value=743
teams=
* Detroit Tigers (1960-1965)
* Los Angeles Dodgers (1966-1968)
* Chicago Cubs (1968-1972)
* Chicago White Sox (1972)
highlights=
*National League pennant: 1966
*National League All-Star: 1966

Philip Ramond "the Vulture" Regan (born April 6 1937 in Otsego, Michigan) is a former professional baseball player.

Early life and high school

Regan attended Wayland Union High School from 1951 to 1955 where he earned varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball.

Professional playing career

Regan was a starting pitcher, and relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and very briefly, the Chicago White Sox. He made 105 starts in his career, and pitched in 551 games.

His best season came with the Dodgers in 1966 when he went 14-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 116 innings pitched as a reliever.

In his career, he went 96-81 with a 3.84 ERA and 92 saves. He accumulated 743 strikeouts in 1372 innings pitched.

Professional coaching career

In 1973, Regan began his coaching career as the head coach at Grand Valley State University, serving in this capacity until 1982. The following year, he began coaching for Major League Baseball, first serving as a minor league pitching instructor and advance scout for the Seattle Mariners in 1983, and then as the Mariners' pitching coach from 1984 to 1986. In 1987, he began a six year stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers as their major league special assignment and advance scout. In the strike-shortened 1994 season, Regan again served as pitching coach, this time for the Cleveland Indians. The following season, he served as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, finishing with a record of 71-73. The remainder of his professional coaching career is summarized below:
* 1996 - Managed Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque (finished with a record of 67-76).
* 1997 - Served as Chicago Cubs pitching coach (1997-1998).
* 1999 - Served as Cleveland Indians pitching coach.
* 2000 - Served as Team USA pitching coach at Summer Olympics in Sydney.
* 2002 - Served as West Michigan Whitecaps manager (2002-2003).
* Has managed different teams in the Venezuelan Winter League for the past 12 seasons.
* Managed Leones del Escogido to Dominican Championship in 1987-88 and 1988-89 (including winning the Caribbean World Series in 1988).

Info

* Led the league in saves three times in the late 60's
* National League all-star in 1966
* Pitched 1 scoreless inning for the Dodgers in the 1966 World Series, where they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles
* The Vulture nickname was given by Sandy Koufax for picking up wins in short relief.

ee also

* The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award
* The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award
* List of Major League Baseball saves champions

External links

*baseball-reference|id=r/reganph01


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