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Meet the Sidewinders
Meet the Sidewinders: Mike Parrott, pitching coach
...Mike Parrott, pitching coach
...Coaching career: Mike is in his 15th year as a coach, sixth with the D'backs' organization and first with the Sidewinders. ...He served as pitching coach for Arizona's entry in the Class A California League (1999-2001). ... began his coaching career in 1988 with the Montreal Expos' organization. ... Served as pitching coach at Class AAA Charlotte for the Marlins for two seasons (1995-96).
Playing career: A veteran of 14 seasons in professional baseball, he
initially reached the big leagues with Baltimore in 1977. ... Parrott's top single-season performances in the majors came in 1979 with Seattle, when he
set Mariners' records (since broken) for wins (14), innings (229) and ERA (3.37). ... Was also named team's Pitcher of the Year that season. ...First-round selection of the Orioles in 1973.
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Sidewinders pitching coach Mike Parrott and daughter Randi work a softball drill before a recent game at Tucson Electric Park.
...When Tucson Sidewinders pitching coach Mike Parrott is having a trying day at the office, he knows his assistant can cheer him up.Parrott's
18-year-old daughter, Randi, has been accompanying him to the ballpark since she
is sometimes the calm in the storm," said Parrott
, who's been handling Sidewinders pitchers since 2002."She
kinda helps me put things in perspective when I start thinking things are getting out of control or we might be going through a hard spell."Sometimes all I have to do is remember what's really important and there it is, sitting right next to me."Randi, a soon-to-be college softball player, helps her
dad by sometimes typing his
reports on pitchers, shagging fly balls during batting practice and offering encouragement when the team struggles."She'll point out, 'So-and-so is getting better.' It's a reminder how bad it seems, there are some good things happening.She
always reminds me, 'Dad, you are a good pitching coach, no matter what happens,' " Parrott
said with a laugh.Parrott
, who pitched for the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners from 1977 to 1981, also helps Randi hone her
groundballs to work on her
fielding and they have also practiced her
throwing mechanics."My dad and I are really close.It's definitely something most fathers and daughters don't get to do," Randi said.Duties around the ballpark: Randi has shadowed Parrott
seven seasons as Sidewinders pitching coach.She also visited him when he was a pitching coach for the D-backs in the California League from 1999 to 2001.
"There's going to be some time she's
going to be off on her
own and have her
own family," Parrott
May 26, 2005 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Sidewinders Pitching Coach Mike Parrott has been named to the coaching staff of the 2005 Triple-A All-Star game set to take place at Raley Field in Sacramento on July 13th.Parrott will serve on the Pacific Coast League's staff under Manager Tony DeFrancesco (Sacramento) and beside fellow coach Bobby Jones (Oklahoma).
"I considered it a great honor to have the opportunity to represent the Pacific Coast League
at this year's All-Star Game," said Parrott
."Anytime you get ballplayers together of this caliber the fans will certainly be in a for a good show.It will be a fun event but everyone there will be trying to win."Parrott, 50, is serving in his 4th season as Pitching Coach for the Sidewinders and his 18th season as a minor league instructor.His
2005 staff currently sits atop the Pacific Coast League
in wins with 26 and ranks in the league's top 5 in both ERA (4.56) and strikeouts (340).The 2005 season will mark Parrott's 9th year in the Diamondbacks organization.Parrott
played professionally for 14 seasons before beginning his
coaching career."Bird" was a first round pick of the Baltimore Orioles after a stellar prep career at Camarillo (CA) High School.Parrott made his major league debut in 1977 with the Orioles and spent another four years with the Mariners from 1978-81.He
compiled a 19-39 record and a 4.87 ERA in 119 career major league games.
Minor League Baseball
Pitching Coach: Mike Parrott
May 25, 2005 - JONES, PARROTT, HORN JOIN PCL ALL-STAR STAFF WILL JOIN MANAGER TONY DEFRANCESCO ON THE BENCH
...COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo- Oklahoma RedHawks manager Bobby Jones and Tucson Sidewinders pitching coach Mike Parrott have been selected as coaches for the Pacific Coast League All-Stars at the 18th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game, July 13th at Raley Field in Sacramento, Calif, the league announced today.
...Jones, Parrott and Horn will join Sacramento manager Tony DeFrancesco, who was selected last week to lead the PCL against the International League All-Stars.
...COACH: MIKE PARROTTParrott
is in his
18th season of coaching, including eight with the Diamondbacks organization.He
is in his
third season with Tucson, and has also spent two seasons as a pitching coach for Triple-A Charlotte
in the International League
played 14 professional seasons, breaking into the Majors with Baltimore in 1977.His
best single season performance came in 1979 with the Seattle Mariners, when he
set team records (since broken) in wins (14), innings pitched (229) and ERA (3.37).