Don Rowe

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Don Rowe
Born: (1936-04-03)April 3, 1936
Brawley, California
Died: October 15, 2005(2005-10-15) (aged 69)
Newport Beach, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 9, 1963, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 1963, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 4.28
Innings pitched 54⅔

Donald Howard Rowe (April 3, 1936 – October 15, 2005) was an American player and pitching coach in professional baseball. A left-handed pitcher, Rowe had a 14-year professional career and spent only one partial season in Major League Baseball as a member of the 1963 New York Mets.[1]

Rowe was a native of Brawley, California, and attended Long Beach State University. He originally signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1954, and in his tenth pro season, he debuted with the Mets on April 9, 1963. He set the all-time record most innings pitched without recording a win, loss, or save, pitching 54⅔ innings. His final appearance was on July 18, 1963. After retiring from playing, Rowe became the pitching coach for the Chicago White Sox in 1988 (although he was forced to step aside because of ill health in June)[2] and the Milwaukee Brewers from 1992 to 1998, and worked as a pitching coach in the farm systems of the California Angels, San Francisco Giants, White Sox and Brewers. He also coached football, baseball and tennis at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California.

Rowe died from Parkinson's disease in Newport Beach, California, at the age of 69.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ The Chicago Tribune, June 14, 1988

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Preceded by
Dick Bosman
Chicago White Sox pitching coach
Succeeded by
Dyar Miller
Preceded by
Larry Haney
Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach
Succeeded by
Bill Campbell