The Toronto Blue Jays say hitting coach Chad Mottola and first base coach Dwayne Murphy won't return next season.
The team said Monday that Murphy was retiring as a major league coach.
Bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, third base coach Luis Rivera and bullpen coach Pat Hentgen will be back in their current roles.
Mottola began his coaching career in the...
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October 07, 2013
The late Mel Queen is best known these days as a pitching guru. In Toronto, Pat Hentgen and Roger Clemens won Cy Young Awards under his watch.
Queen also worked with a young right-hander who had a great arm but who didn’t know how to pitch. According to John Lott’s article in the December 17, 2009, Ottawa Citizen, Queen tweaked the hurler’s delivery and gave him some tough...
Back on that October night in 1993 when Joe Carter launched his home run off Mitch Williams that won the World Series, Toronto was on top of the baseball world.
The Blue Jays were back-to-back champions, selling out every game at a rollicking SkyDome, with its first-of-a-kind moving roof. The first team to draw 4 million fans in a season, Toronto hosted the 1991 All-Star game, beat...
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March 27, 2013
The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Pat Hentgen as their bullpen coach, bringing the Cy Young winner back into the team's coaching ranks.
Hentgen previously served as Toronto's bullpen coach in 2011. He spent eight of the last nine seasons as a team ambassador and special assistant to the organization.
Hentgen played 10 of his 14 big-league seasons in Toronto. In 1996, he...
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December 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today named long-time international scout Bob Engle as Vice-President of International Scouting. The announcement was made by Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti.
Engle, who served in the same capacity for the Seattle Mariners since 2004, has been in Major League Baseball since 1974 and has been instrumental in the signing of four Cy Young Award...
Like the swallows of Capistrano, you can reliably predict that each year some thoroughly undeserving player will receive a Hall of Fame vote(s). Last year, it was David Segui, Pat Hentgen, Kevin Appier amongts others that picked a small smattering of votes. This year, it was Bill Mueller, Brad Radke, Javy Lopez, and Eric Young. Just as predictable as votes for some lesser-worthies...
Pat Hentgen had a lot of success against American League hitters in the 1990s, but he couldn’t solve Cecil. The Blue Jays right-hander had 19- and 20-win seasons, earned three All-Star berths, and won a Cy Young award. Against Cecil Fielder, he was a replacement-level stiff. Prince’s old man punished him to the tune of .360/.429/.880 in 57 plate appearances.
Why did the hard...
Pete Walker has replaced former AL Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen as the Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen coach.
The Toronto Blue Jays have picked Pete Walker to replace Pat Hentgen as the team's bullpen coach.
Hentgen, a former Cy Young winner, stepped down from the position Monday for personal reasons. He will remain with the club as a special assistant.
Wlaker, who enjoyed an eight-year MLB career, spent last season as pitching coach for Double-A New Hampshire, winners of the Eastern...
Pete Walker has replaced former AL Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen as the Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen coach. Hentgen quit Monday for personal reasons and will remain with the organization as a special assistant. Walker spent this year as pitching coach at Double-A New Hampshire, which won the Eastern League title.