World Series Pitching has a UTEP Alum at the Helm
POSTED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 6:43pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:38pm
Mike Maddux is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and the pitching coach of the Texas Rangers. He is the older brother of four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux.
Mike Maddux attended the University of Texas at El Paso. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 5th round of the 1982 amateur draft. He pitched for 15 years in baseball from 1986–2000 for nine different teams. His last MLB appearance was on July 4, 2000. After his retirement as a player, he started his coaching career as the pitching coach for the Round Rock Express, at the time a Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. He went on to spend 6 seasons as the pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers and is now the pitching coach for the Texas Rangers.
The journeyman pitcher first played for the Philadelphia Phillies, where in his rookie year he faced and lost his first game against his brother Greg of the Chicago Cubs.
Later in his career he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (in two stints), San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, and the Houston Astros.
During a 15-year baseball career, Maddux compiled 39 wins, 564 strikeouts, and a 4.05 earned run average.