Dave Tomlin

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Dave Tomlin
Relief pitcher
Born: (1949-06-22) June 22, 1949 (age 68)
Maysville, Kentucky
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 2, 1972, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1986, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 25–12
Earned run average 3.82
Strikeouts 278

David Allen Tomlin (born June 22, 1949) is a retired American professional baseball player. During his 13-season career in Major League Baseball, he was a relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1972–73 and 1978–80), San Diego Padres (1974–77), Montreal Expos (1982 and 1986) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1983 and 1985). He also had a lengthy post-playing career as a pitching coach in the minor leagues.


Tomlin was born in Maysville, Kentucky and graduated from West Union High School in West Union, Ohio.[1] He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 29th round of the 1967 Major League Baseball Draft.[2]

He helped the Reds win the 1973 and 1979 NL West Division championships. He appeared in four National League Championship series games, one in 1973 and three in 1979, and allowed eight hits and three earned runs in 423 innings pitched.

In 13 seasons, Tomlin had a win-loss record of 25–12 in 409 games, 1 game started, 138 games finished, 12 saves, 51113 innings, 543 hits allowed, 261 runs allowed, 217 earned runs allowed, 32 home runs allowed, 198 walks, 278 strikeouts, 12 wild pitches, 2,239 batters faced, 58 intentional walks, 7 balks and a 3.82 earned run average.

Tomlin became a pitching coach in the Montreal and Atlanta Braves organizations after his active career. He joined the Boston Red Sox in 1998 in a similar capacity, until 2006, when he was named manager of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Red Sox of the Gulf Coast League. He served through 2010, compelling a five-year mark of 150–127 (.542), with one league championship (2006). He then shifted to a coaching position with the GCL Red Sox, working for six seasons (2011–16) in that post.[3]


  1. ^ "Dave Tomlin Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dave Tomlin". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ Red Sox announce 2014 minor league managers, coaching staffs

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Preceded by
Ralph Treuel
Gulf Coast Red Sox manager
Succeeded by
George Lombard