May 16, 1967 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 8, 1992 for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 2009 for the Houston Astros|
|Earned run average||4.00|
Douglas Keith Brocail (born May 16, 1967) is a former American Major League Baseball pitcher. He is currently a special assistant to the GM and will also serve as the club's senior pitching advisor for the Houston Astros.
High school years
Major league career
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).
In October 2013, Brocail was reassigned by the Astros to the role of Special Assistant.
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.  Brocail would later pitch 1/3 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.
Brocail is a strong supporter of military members and their families. He is an active member of Veteran Outdoors, and you can often see him on their TV show which airs on the Sportsman Channel every Monday evening at 8:30 Eastern. Veteran Outdoors is a non-profit organization that surprises wounded veterans with their dream hunting and fishing adventures. Veteran Outdoors
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