Joe Kerrigan

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Joe Kerrigan
Bill Mazeroski Spring Training 2010.jpg
Kerrigan (left) in the Pirates' dugout at McKechnie Field with Bill Mazeroski (right)
Pitcher / Manager
Born: (1954-11-30) November 30, 1954 (age 64)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 9, 1976, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
April 12, 1980, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record8–12
Earned run average3.89
Managerial record17-26
Winning %.395
As player

As manager

As coach

Joseph Thomas Kerrigan (born November 30, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former relief pitcher, manager and longtime pitching coach in Major League Baseball.


Kerrigan attended Temple University where he played in the 1972 College World Series.[1] He was selected in the first round of the 1974 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos. His major league debut was on July 9, 1976. He was traded with Gary Roenicke and Don Stanhouse to the Baltimore Orioles for Rudy May, Randy Miller and Bryn Smith following the 1977 season, and played with the Orioles until 1980.

Coaching career[edit]

His coaching career began in 1983 when he was named the bullpen coach for the Expos. From 1987 to 1991, he was the pitching coach for three different Montreal farm teams, and in 1992, became the pitching coach of the Expos. From 1997 to 2001 he filled the same role for the Red Sox under manager Jimy Williams, working with 1999 and 2000 Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martínez. In August 2001, after Williams was fired, Kerrigan was named the manager and signed a multi-year contract for the position with then-GM Dan Duquette. However, he led the team to a 17–26 record and, with new ownership taking over in the offseason, was replaced by Grady Little during spring training in 2002.

Kerrigan later served as pitching coach for the Philadelphia Phillies and was hired as the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees in November 2005. In October 2008, he became the pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2][3] Kerrigan was relieved of his duty as pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 8, 2010.

Managerial records[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
BOS 2001 17 26 .395 2nd in AL East


  1. ^ "Former Temple Standout Joe Kerrigan Named Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Coach". Temple University Athletics. October 21, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (October 20, 2008). "Kerrigan hired as pitching coach". Retrieved October 20, 2008.
  3. ^ "Kerrigan hired as Pirates pitching coach". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. October 20, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008.
  • Associated Press, "Red Sox Replace Williams with Kerrigan", August 17, 2001
  • Baseball Library: Joe Kerrigan

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mel Wright
Montreal Expos bullpen coach
Succeeded by
Ken Macha
Preceded by
Larry Bearnarth
Montreal Expos pitching coach
Succeeded by
Bobby Cuellar
Preceded by
Sammy Ellis
Boston Red Sox pitching coach
1997 – August 16, 2001
Succeeded by
John Cumberland
Preceded by
Jeff Andrews
Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach
2009 – August 8, 2010
Succeeded by
Ray Searage