Terry Crowley
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Terry Crowley
Terry Crowley
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Crowley with the Baltimore Orioles in 2006
Outfielder / Designated hitter
Born: (1947-02-16) February 16, 1947 (age 73)
Staten Island, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 4, 1969, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1983, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Batting average.250
Home runs42
Runs batted in229
Teams
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Terrence Michael Crowley (born February 16, 1947 in Staten Island, New York) is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder and utility player from 1969 through 1983, most notably as a member of the Baltimore Orioles dynasty that won three consecutive American League pennants from 1969 to 1971 and, won the World Series in 1970. He serves as an organizational hitting instructor for the Baltimore Orioles. Terry Crowley has been inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.

Playing career

Crowley played for the Orioles from 1969 to 1973 and in 1976-82. He was a backup player who could play the outfield and first base. When the designated hitter rule was implemented, he was the first Oriole to fulfill this role. However, he was best known during his playing career for being a pinch hitter. As of the end of the 2011 season, Crowley's 108 career pinch-hits is still the 13th-most all-time, tying him with Denny Walling.

In 865 games over 15 seasons, Crowley compiled a .250 batting average (379-for-1518) with 174 runs, 62 doubles, 1 triple, 42 home runs, 229 RBI, 222 base on balls, 181 strikeouts, .345 on-base percentage and .375 slugging percentage. He posted a .987 fielding percentage. In 13 post-season games, all in a pinch-hitting role (3 WS, 2 ALCS, 1 NLCS) he hit .273 (3-for-11) with 3 RBI.

Coaching career

Crowley has served as the hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles from 1985 through 1988, the Minnesota Twins from 1991 through 1998, and the Orioles again from 1999 through 2010. Crowley served as a roving hitting instructor in the Orioles organization in 2011.[1] He was an interim bullpen coach in 2011, following Mark Connor's resignation and the subsequent promotion of bullpen coach Rick Adair.[2] In 2014, Crowley worked with Oriole Chris Davis on his hitting.[3]

Personal life

Crowley attended Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, before being drafted by the Orioles in 1966.

References

  1. ^ http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101026&content_id=15855206&vkey=news_bal&c_id=bal
  2. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20110614&content_id=20469476&vkey=pr_bal&fext=.jsp&c_id=bal
  3. ^ Schmuck, Peter; Dan Connoly. "Orioles' Chris Davis working with hitting coaches to try to recapture 2013 magic". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2014.

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Preceded by
Ralph Rowe
Baltimore Orioles hitting coach
1985-1988
Succeeded by
Tommy McCraw
Preceded by
Tony Oliva
Minnesota Twins hitting coach
1991-1998
Succeeded by
Scott Ullger
Preceded by
Rick Down
Baltimore Orioles hitting coach
1999-2010
Succeeded by
Jim Presley



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