Callaway in 2015
|Cleveland Indians – No. 32|
May 13, 1975 |
|June 12, 1999, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 21, 2004, for the Texas Rangers|
|Earned run average||6.27|
Michael Christopher Callaway (born May 13, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and World Series Champion. He currently serves as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians.
Drafted out of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in the 7th Round of the 1996 Amateur Baseball Draft, Callaway made his Major League debut in 1999 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.In his debut, he pitched 6 innings for the win and went 2 for 3 with an RBI at the plate. He was traded from the Rays to the Angels before the 2002 season. He was the Angels 5th starter at the end of the 2002 season when Aaron Sele went down with a shoulder injury. He pitched well down the stretch and earned a World Series ring with the Angels. He was released by the Angels and picked up by the Texas Rangers at the end of 2003, and finished his Major League career with them in 2004. After the 2004 season, he went on to play in Asia. From 2005 to 2007, he played for the Hyundai Unicorns in the KBO League where he was a two-time League All-Star.
In ('05 and '06), he combined for a total of 30 wins (16-9 in '05 and 14-7 in '06). After being sidelined by an elbow injury in 2007, Callaway served as the interim Head Coach Texas A&M International University in 2008. In the 2008–2009 offseason, he signed with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, and won his final start to clinch a play-off spot for the team. Callaway finished his career with a professional combined record of 116-72 and is the winningest pitcher in AAA Durham Bulls history. Retiring after the 2009 season, Callaway began his professional coaching career in the Cleveland Indians organization in 2010 as the pitching coach for the Lake County Captains, champions of the Midwest League. In 2011, he was the pitching coach for the Carolina League runner-up Kinston Indians.
- "Callaway Takes TAMIU Baseball Position". GoDustdevils.com. Retrieved 2010-05-04.