Doug Brocail

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Doug Brocail
Born: (1967-05-16) May 16, 1967 (age 47)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1992 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2009 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Win–loss record 52–48
Earned run average 4.00
Strikeouts 642

Douglas Keith Brocail (born May 16, 1967) is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He is currently a special assistant to the general manager and will also serve as the club's senior pitching advisor for the Houston Astros.

Playing career[edit]

High school years[edit]

Brocail attended Lamar High School in Lamar, Colorado where he won All-State honors in football, basketball, and baseball.

Major league career[edit]

Doug was the first round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 1986, but did not make his major league debut until 1992 because of injuries sustained in the minors. Initially a starter, Brocail went 4–13 in his first full season (1993) before being converted to relief. More arm problems kept Brocail out of the major leagues for nearly four years (2000–04).

Coaching career[edit]

After the Houston Astros fired pitching coach Brad Arnsberg on June 14, 2011, Brocail was named the interim pitching coach.[1]

In October 2013, Brocail was reassigned by the Astros to the role of special assistant.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Doug and his wife Lisa have five daughters: Taylor, McKinzie, Madisyne, Camdyn and Parker Elisabeth. The family lives in Missouri City, Texas.

On September 13, 2004, Brocail was involved in an incident at the McAfee Coliseum, when the Texas Rangers were playing the Oakland Athletics. His rookie teammate Frank Francisco, angry at a fan for heckling Brocail, hoisted a folded chair into the stands, striking a female fan and breaking her nose.[3] Brocail would later pitch 13 of an inning.

Brocail underwent angioplasty on March 11, 2006. He had complained of chest tightness that radiated into both arms. He already was being treated for an abscessed tooth and asthma. He only returned to the active roster on July 14.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]