Ron Perranoski

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Ron Perranoski
Pitcher
Born: (1936-04-01) April 1, 1936 (age 78)
Paterson, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 14, 1961 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
June 17, 1973 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Win–loss record 79–74
Earned run average 2.79
Strikeouts 687
Saves 179
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Ronald Peter Perranoski (born April 1, 1936 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher, having played from 1961 through 1973.

In 1963, Perranoski won 16 of 19 relief decisions for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who would go on to win the 1963 World Series in four consecutive games over the New York Yankees. He appeared in one World Series game that season, and earned a save.

Perranoski grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey,[1] where he attended Fair Lawn High School.[2]

Perranoski attended Michigan State University, where he was a teammate and friend of Dick Radatz, who also would become a standout reliever in the 1960s. After his playing career ended, Perranoski was the Dodgers' minor league pitching coordinator (1973–80), then the MLB pitching coach for Los Angeles for 14 seasons (1981–94). He joined the San Francisco Giants as minor league pitching coordinator in 1995, was promoted to bench coach in 1997 and then to pitching coach in 1998-99. He has been a special assistant to general manager Brian Sabean since 2000.

In 1983, Perranoski was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

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  1. ^ Finch, Frank. [http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/469748332.html?dids=469748332:469748332&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Jun+07%2C+1964&author=&pub=Los+Angeles+Times&desc=Sluggers+Benched%2C+So+Dodgers+Jar+Mets%2C+9-2&pqatl=google "Sluggers Benched, So Dodgers Jar Mets 9-2", Los Angeles Times, June 7, 1964. Accessed March 29, 2011. "Several thousand fans from Fair Lawn, NJ, were on hand to honor their most celebrated citizen, Ron Perranoski."
  2. ^ Schwartz, Paul. "Bob Potts dead at 73; Fair Lawn native heart and soul of Met League.", The Record (Bergen County), October 24, 2007. "In 1954, as a 17-year-old Fair Lawn High School student, Potts established the Fair Lawn Athletic Club baseball team to give himself and his friends a chance to play summer baseball. The team soon became the Paterson and later the Clifton Phillies, which was one of the most successful teams of its kind in the country until it folded in 1999. Among the first players on the Phillies was Potts' high school teammate, Ron Perranoski, who later starred as a relief pitcher on several Los Angeles Dodgers world championship teams."
  3. ^ http://polishsportshof.com/inductees/baseball/ron-perranoski/

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Preceded by
Red Adams
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Coach
1981-1994
Succeeded by
Dave Wallace