Billy Muffett

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Billy Muffett
Pitcher
Born: (1930-09-21)September 21, 1930
Hammond, Indiana
Died: June 15, 2008(2008-06-15) (aged 77)
Monroe, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 3, 1957 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
April 28, 1962 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win-Loss 16–23
Earned run average 4.33
Strikeouts 188
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Billy Arnold Muffett (September 21, 1930 – June 15, 2008) was an American professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1957 to 1962. He would play for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and Boston Red Sox. In his playing days, he stood 6"1" (85.4 cm) tall, weighed 198 pounds (89.8 kg), and threw and batted right-handed. He was born in Hammond, Indiana.

Muffett came to the major leagues with St. Louis in 1957 and fashioned his best overall season, winning three of five decisions, posting an earned run average of 2.25 and notching eight saves. Over his career, he won 16 and lost 23 (.410) with a 4.33 ERA in 125 games.

After retiring as a player, Muffett was a longtime MLB pitching coach for the Cardinals, California Angels and Detroit Tigers between 1967 and 1994. He coached on the Cardinals' 1967–68 National League pennant-winning clubs, and their 1967 World Series champion edition. He survived a bout with cancer in 1987, but continued in his role as Tiger pitching coach during his recovery.

Billy Muffett died June 15, 2008 at his home in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Preceded by
Joe Becker
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach
1967–1970
Succeeded by
Barney Schultz
Preceded by
Tom Morgan
California Angels pitching coach
1974–1977
Succeeded by
Marv Grissom
Preceded by
Roger Craig
Detroit Tigers pitching coach
1985–1994
Succeeded by
Ralph Treuel