Larry Rothschild

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Larry Rothschild
Larry Rothschild.jpg
Rothschild observing Cubs batting practice in 2008
New York Yankees – No. 58
Pitcher / Manager / Coach
Born: (1954-03-12) March 12, 1954 (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1981 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 11, 1982 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Pitching record 0–0
Earned run average 5.40
Strikeouts 1
Games managed 499
Managerial record 205–294
Winning % .411
Teams

As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Lawrence Lee "Larry" Rothschild (born March 12, 1954) is an American professional baseball pitcher. coach, and manager. He currently serves as the pitching coach of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Rothschild played for the Detroit Tigers of MLB in 1981 and 1982. In addition to the Yankees, he has coached for the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, and Chicago Cubs. He served as the manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1998 through 2001.

Playing career[edit]

Rothschild graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School and pitched for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. He signed as an amateur free agent with the Cincinnati Reds in 1975.

Rothschild spent 11 years in the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, and Chicago Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 to 1985. He was 66–46 in the minor leagues. He pitched in seven games in the major leagues for the Tigers, five in 1981 and two in 1982.

Coaching and managing career[edit]

He then worked as a coach with the Reds from 1986 to 1993, winning a World Series ring in 1990 as the team's bullpen coach.

Rothschild worked with the Atlanta Braves as a pitching instructor in 1995 before joining the Florida Marlins in 1995 and staying until 1997, where he won another World Series ring in 1997.

Rothschild (center) with Brian McCann (left) and Shane Greene (right)

Rothschild managed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beginning in their inaugural season of 1998 until early in the 2001 season, when he was fired as a result of three consecutive losing seasons and a 4–10 start to 2001.[1] During his time in Tampa Bay, Rothschild compiled a record of 205 wins and 294 losses. He spent the remainder of 2001 as a consultant with the Florida Marlins, and was hired as the Chicago Cubs pitching coach in 2002.

In 2010, he accepted an offer for three years from the New York Yankees after Dave Eiland was fired.[2] Under Rothschild's tenure, the Yankees pitching staff has excelled in the American League. The staff posted a 3.73 ERA in 2011, a 3.84 ERA in 2012, a 3.94 ERA in 2013, and a 3.75 ERA in 2014.

On October 17, 2013, Rothschild signed a one-year contract to remain with the Yankees.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Rothschild was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is Jewish on his father's side.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devil Rays fire manager Larry Rothschild; McRae hired through 2003". Associated Press. St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hoch, Bryan (November 19, 2010). "Rothschild named Yankees pitching coach". MLB.com. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Feinsand, Mark (Ictober 16, 2013). "Yankees close to new deal with pitching coach Larry Rothschild". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 26, 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Horvitz, Peter S. (2001). The Big Book of Jewish Baseball. SP Books. ISBN 1561719730. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rick Williams
Florida Marlins Pitching Coach
1997
Succeeded by
Rich Dubee
Preceded by
Oscar Acosta
Chicago Cubs Pitching Coach
2002–2010
Succeeded by
Mark Riggins
Preceded by
Dave Eiland
New York Yankees Pitching Coach
2011–present
Succeeded by
Current