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Pitching Coach

Local Address: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
AA club
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Adolfo Camarillo High School
  • University of Colorado
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Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame - Mike Parrott
www.vcshf.com, 9 Nov 2010 [cached]
MIKE PARROTT Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame - Mike Parrott
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Mike Parrott
Mike Parrott was born in Oxnard, California, December 6, 1954.
He attended Los Altos Junior High in Camarillo and graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School in 1973. He was a first round draft choice of the Baltimore Orioles as a pitcher in the June '73 amateur draft, and was 16th overall picked in the nation.
In addition to baseball at Camarillo High he played varsity basketball in his junior and senior years, gathering in 2nd Team All Marmonte League honors his senior year while being captain of the team. He was a member of the 1972 GIF Southern Section 3A basketball champs.
In baseball he dominated Marmonte League stats his senior year, pitching two no-hitters, three one-hitters and two two-hitters. His ERA was a robust 0.47. He was first team All Marmonte League both his junior and senior year, and his senior year was team MVP as well as MVP for the Marmonte League. He was among the league pitching leaders in strikeouts, shutouts, hits allowed per innings pitched and completed games.
In 1977 his major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles was in Tiger stadium against the Detroit Tigers. In 1978 he was traded to the Seattle Mariners where he stayed through 1981. His first major league win came in 1978 against the Chicago White Sox in old Comiskey Park.
In 1979 he was voted the Mariner's Pitching MVP, winning 14 games and finishing the season rated in the top 10 of American League pitchers. He won three games in a row that year with shut-outs against the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels.
In 1982 he started off on a journey that led through the Milwaukee Brewers organization, to the Kansas City Royals and on to the Texas Rangers where he ended his active playing days at the end of the 1987 season. Along the way in his minor league stints he was voted "Best Fast Ball" in the California League and MVP in 1977 of the International League with a 15-7 record.
In 1988 he joined the Montreal Expos organization as a pitching coach.
Since 1992 Mike has been the pitching coach with their AA club in Harrisburg, Pa. In 1991 his West Palm Beach club won the Florida State League (A-Ball) championship.
During the off season, Mike is attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado as a business major with emphasis on business management. He and his wife, Heidi live in Lyons, Colorado.
Meet the Sidewinders
www.azstarnet.com, 5 May 2002 [cached]
Meet the Sidewinders: Mike Parrott, pitching coach
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Mike Parrott, pitching coach
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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 ...
www.azstarnet.com, 30 June 2008 [cached]
Sidewinders pitching coach Mike Parrott and daughter Randi work a softball drill before a recent game at Tucson Electric Park.
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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 was 12."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 softball game.He hits 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 in his 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.
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"There's going to be some time she's going to be off on her own and have her own family," Parrott said.
Tucson Sidewinders
tucsonsidewinders.com, 26 May 2005 [cached]
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).
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"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
www.minorleaguebaseball.com, 10 Jan 2002 [cached]
Pitching Coach: Mike Parrott
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