Curt Young

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Curt Young
Curt Young 4-29-12.jpg
Curt Young with the Oakland Athletics
San Francisco Giants – No. 43
Pitcher / Pitching coach
Born: (1960-04-16) April 16, 1960 (age 59)
Saginaw, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 24, 1983, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 5, 1993, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record69–53
Earned run average4.31
As player

As coach

Curtis Allen Young (born April 16, 1960) is a former professional baseball pitcher, and current pitching coach of the San Francisco Giants. He played all or part of eleven seasons in Major League Baseball, and previously served as pitching coach for the Oakland Athletics.

Playing career[edit]

Young was drafted by the Athletics in the fourth round of the 1981 draft. He joined the big league club in 1983 and played with the A's through the 1991 season, starting opening night for them in 1987. In 1992 he played for both the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees before rejoining Oakland in 1993.

Young pitched a pair of one-hitters in his career — October 5, 1986, vs. the Royals and June 9, 1987, against the White Sox — and played in the 1988 and 1990 World Series.

Coaching career[edit]

Prior to his appointment as A's pitching coach in 2004, Young spent four seasons in the same capacity within the Oakland minor-league system. Young left the A's after the 2010 season, following an offer of a one-year contract.[1] On November 2, 2010, the Boston Red Sox announced he was hired to fill the team's vacant pitching coach position.[2] In October 2011, following the Red Sox' September collapse, The Red Sox granted permission for Young and the other coaches to seek other opportunities.[citation needed] On October 21, Young was re-hired by the Oakland Athletics as their pitching coach after only one year in Boston.[3] On April 25, 2013, Young was ejected for this first time in his MLB career for arguing a check swing call made by umpire Jim Reynolds.[4] Young was relieved of his duties with the Athletics on June 15, 2017.[5]


Curt's nephew, Del Young is the baseball assistant coach with the Grand Valley State University Lakers in Allendale, Michigan.[6]


  1. ^ "A's announce Curt Young leaving team as pitching coach]". (Press release). October 24, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Red Sox name Curt Young pitching coach". (Press release). November 2, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Slusser, Susan (October 22, 2011). "Curt Young back as A's pitching coach". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "MLB Ejection 019: Jim Reynolds (2; Curt Young)]". Close Call Sports & Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. April 25, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Hickey, John (June 15, 2017). "At 11 games under .500, A's shake up their coaching staff". The Mercury News. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Grand Valley State Baseball Camps: Coaching Staff". Grand Valley State University. 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.

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Preceded by
Rick Peterson
Oakland Athletics pitching coach
Succeeded by
Ron Romanick
Preceded by
John Farrell
Boston Red Sox pitching coach
Succeeded by
Bob McClure
Preceded by
Ron Romanick
Oakland Athletics pitching coach
Succeeded by
Scott Emerson
Preceded by
Dave Righetti
San Francisco Giants pitching coach
Succeeded by