August 20, 1963 |
|September 6, 1986 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|April 23, 1992 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||4.26|
Bradley James Arnsberg (born August 20, 1963) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He was also the pitching coach for the Florida Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Houston Astros. Now with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he currently resides in Cave Creek, Arizona with his wife Shelley Lee Arnsberg. He has two children, Kyle Preston Arnsberg and Kaden James Arnsberg. Kyle is currently attending and playing baseball at Louisiana Tech University, and Kaden is at Northern Arizona University.
Arnsberg graduated from high school in Medford, Oregon, and was drafted in the first round of the 1983 draft (9th overall) out of Merced College. During his playing career, he played with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians. He made his debut on September 6, 1986, at the age of 23. While pitching for the Rangers, he earned the save for Nolan Ryan's 300th career win against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee on July 31, 1990 (when the Brewers played in the American League). He played the last game of his Major League career on April 23, 1992, and spent the next two seasons on various minor league teams before retiring.
Arnsberg served as a coach for the Florida Marlins as they won the 2003 World Series. After spending time in Toronto as a pitching coach, he was hired by the Houston Astros to serve as their pitching coach for the 2010 season. He was fired on June 14, 2011. In 2013 Arnsberg was hired by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a Major/Minor league rehab coordinator.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Toronto Blue Jays bio of Arnsberg
- "Pitching 101" with Brad Arnsberg on YouTube