- Phil Regan (baseball)
Infobox MLB retired
birthdate=birth date and age|1937|4|6
Chicago White Sox
Earned run average
Los Angeles Dodgers(1966-1968)
Chicago White Sox(1972)
*National League pennant: 1966
*National League All-Star: 1966
Philip Ramond "the Vulture" Regan (born
April 6 1937in Otsego, Michigan) is a former professional baseball player.
Early life and high school
Wayland Union High Schoolfrom 1951to 1955where he earned varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball.
Professional playing career
Regan was a
starting pitcher, and relief pitcherfor 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
1966when he went 14-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 116 innings pitchedas 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
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 Marinersin 1983, and then as the Mariners' pitching coach from 1984to 1986. In 1987, he began a six year stint with the Los Angeles Dodgersas their major league special assignment and advance scout. In the strike-shortened 1994season, 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 Cubspitching coach (1997-1998).
* 1999 - Served as Cleveland Indians pitching coach.
* 2000 - Served as Team USA pitching coach at
Summer Olympicsin Sydney.
* 2002 - Served as
West Michigan Whitecapsmanager (2002-2003).
* Has managed different teams in the Venezuelan Winter League for the past 12 seasons.
Leones del Escogidoto Dominican Championship in 1987-88 and 1988-89 (including winning the Caribbean World Seriesin 1988).
* Led the league in saves three times in the late 60's
* National League
* 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 Koufaxfor picking up wins in short relief.
The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award
The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award
List of Major League Baseball saves champions
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