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.
1963, Perranoski won 16 of 19 relief decisions for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who would go on to win that year's World Series in four consecutive games over the New York Yankees. He appeared in Game Two of that Series and earned a save in relief of Johnny Podres.
Perranoski grew up in
Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where he attended [1 ] Fair Lawn High School. [2 ]
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.
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June 9, 1958: Signed by the
Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent. April 8, 1960: Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Lee Handley (minors),
Johnny Goryl, and $25,000 to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Don Zimmer. November 28, 1967: Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with Bob Miller and
Johnny Roseboro to the Minnesota Twins for Mudcat Grant and Zoilo Versalles. July 30, 1971: Selected off
waivers by the Detroit Tigers from the Minnesota Twins. July 31, 1972: Released by the Detroit Tigers.
August 7, 1972: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
October 19, 1972: Released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
April 6, 1973: Signed as a Free Agent with the
California Angels. October 4, 1973: Released by the California Angels.
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^ 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", , 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." Los Angeles Times
^ Schwartz, Paul. "Bob Potts dead at 73; Fair Lawn native heart and soul of Met League.", , 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." The Record (Bergen County)
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