Hook with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2011
|Relief pitcher / Pitching coach|
|Born: August 4, 1968|
San Diego, California
|April 30, 1995, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Earned run average||5.89|
Christopher Wayne Hook (born August 4, 1968, in San Diego, California) is an American former major league relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants (1995–1996) and current pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Major league career
Chris Hook made his major league debut on April 30, 1995, against the Florida Marlins. He pitched one and two thirds of an inning, giving up one hit and one run. Overall, for the 1995 season, he had a 5–1 record with a 5.50 ERA. In 1996, he made 10 appearances, which resulted in one loss and a 7.43 ERA.
From 2004 to 2007, he was the pitching coach, as well as manager of baseball operations for the Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League. In February 2008, Hook announced he was leaving the Freedom to become pitching coach for the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Huntsville Stars. Through the 2009 and 2011 seasons, Hook became the pitching coach for the Single-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. During the 2011-2012 offseason, it was announced Hook would return to Double-A Huntsville once more as pitching coach. He served as the Brewers' Double-A pitching coach through 2017, then as the Brewers' roving minor league pitching coordinator in 2018, before he was appointed to the 2019 MLB staff of manager Craig Counsell.
Hook was hired as the Milwaukee Brewers' pitching coach on November 19, 2018.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube Error: Template:Baseballstats cube= parameter must be all-numeric., or Retrosheet, or Baseball Reference (Minor and Independent leagues), or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
| Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach