Larry Rothschild

Lawrence Lee Rothschild (born March 12, 1954) is an American professional baseball pitcher, coach, and manager. He currently serves as the pitching coach of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Rothschild played for the Detroit Tigers of MLB in 1981 and 1982. In addition to the Yankees, he has coached for the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, and Chicago Cubs. He served as the manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1998 through 2001.

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Rothschild as pitching coach for the Yankees in 2014
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Pitcher / Manager / Coach
Born: March 12, 1954 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1981, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1982, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Pitching record0–0
Earned run average5.40
Strikeouts1
Games managed499
Managerial record205–294
Winning %.411
Teams
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Playing career

Rothschild graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School and pitched for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. He signed as an amateur free agent with the Cincinnati Reds in 1975.[1]

Rothschild spent 11 years in the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, and Chicago Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 to 1985. He was 66–46 with 50 saves in the minor leagues.[1] He pitched in seven games in the major leagues for the Tigers, five in 1981 and two in 1982.

Coaching and managing career

Early coaching career

Rothschild then worked as a coach with the Reds from 1986 to 1993, winning a World Series ring in 1990 as the team's bullpen coach.

Rothschild worked with the Atlanta Braves as a pitching instructor in 1995 before joining the Florida Marlins in 1995 and staying until 1997, where he won another World Series ring in 1997.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Rothschild managed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beginning in their inaugural season of 1998 until early in the 2001 season, when he was fired as a result of three consecutive losing seasons and a 4–10 start to 2001.[2] During his time in Tampa Bay, Rothschild compiled a record of 205 wins and 294 losses. He spent the remainder of 2001 as a consultant with the Florida Marlins, and was hired as the Chicago Cubs pitching coach in 2002.

New York Yankees (2011–present)

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Rothschild (center) with Brian McCann (left) and Shane Greene (right)

Prior to the 2011 season, he accepted a three-year contract from the New York Yankees after Dave Eiland was fired.[3] Under Rothschild's tenure, the Yankees pitching staff has posted a 3.73 ERA in 2011, a 3.84 ERA in 2012, a 3.94 ERA in 2013, a 3.75 ERA in 2014, and a 4.05 ERA in 2015.

On October 17, 2013, Rothschild signed a one-year contract to remain with the Yankees.[4] His contract was renewed through the 2016 season. On October 7, 2016 he signed a one-year deal to remain with the Yankees through the 2017 season. Under Rothschild, starter Luis Severino finished with a 14-6 record with a 2.98 ERA, fourth in the league.[5]

On November 14, 2017, Rothschild signed a one-year contract to remain with the Yankees for the 2018 season.[6]

Personal life

Rothschild was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has three children with his wife Jane,[7] and his son Scott plays varsity baseball for the University of Chicago Maroons.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Coach Bio" | MLB.com
  2. ^ "Devil Rays fire manager Larry Rothschild; McRae hired through 2003". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Hoch, Bryan (November 19, 2010). "Rothschild named Yankees pitching coach". Major League Baseball. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Feinsand, Mark (October 16, 2013). "Yankees close to new deal with pitching coach Larry Rothschild". Daily News. New York. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Luis Severino Stats" | Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ "Pitching coach Larry Rothschild to return to Yankees, may be only coach from Joe Girardi’s staff to be retained"
  7. ^ "Manager and Coaches" | New York Yankees
  8. ^ "2018 Chicago Baseball Roster"

External links

1991 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1991 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West.

1992 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1992 Cincinnati Reds season saw the Reds finish in second place in the National League West with a record of 92 wins and 70 losses.

This was the final season in which the Reds donned the pullover jersey and beltless pants uniform style (the Reds being the last MLB team still wearing them). Following this season they switched back to a traditional baseball uniform.

1993 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1993 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West.

1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

The 1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was the first season in franchise history. This season, they finished last in the AL East division and finished the season with a record of 63-99, 51 games behind the World Champion New York Yankees. Their manager was Larry Rothschild.

Miguel Cairo was the last active player remaining from the Opening Day roster, until retiring after the 2012 season.

1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

The 1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their second since the franchise was created. They finished last in the AL East division with a record of 69 wins and 93 losses. Their manager was Larry Rothschild, who entered his 2nd year with the club.

2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

The 2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their third since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with a record of 69-92. Their manager were Larry Rothschild, who entered his 3rd year with the club. This season is sometimes referred to as the "Hit Show" because the club signed several big-name sluggers in hopes of the team putting up better offensive numbers.

2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

The 2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their fourth since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with a record of 62-100. Their manager were Larry Rothschild and Hal McRae, the latter whom replaced Rothschild shortly after the season began.

2002 Chicago Cubs season

The 2002 Chicago Cubs season was the 131st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 127th in the National League and the 87th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 67–95.

2004 Chicago Cubs season

The 2004 Chicago Cubs season was the 133rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 129th in the National League and the 89th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished 89-73, good for 3rd in the NL Central. Despite the strong record, the Cubs faltered down the stretch and missed the playoffs, and the season is largely viewed as a disappointment as a result.

2005 Chicago Cubs season

The 2005 Chicago Cubs season was the 134th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 130th in the National League and the 90th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished 79–83, 4th place in the NL Central. This was the first season for the WGN-TV broadcast pairing of Bob Brenly and Len Kasper.

Florida State Seminoles baseball

The Florida State Seminoles baseball team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the sport of college baseball. Florida State competes in NCAA Division I, and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

The Florida State Seminoles are the winningest NCAA Division I college baseball program in percentage of games won, with an all-time win percentage of .725 as of the 2019 season. The Seminoles rank sixth in all-time number of total wins and third in post-season wins. The Seminoles have appeared in the NCAA Tournament fifty-seven times, advancing to the College World Series twenty-three times — and have appeared in the CWS Championship Game or Championship Series on three occasions in 1970, 1986 and 1999. Florida State has won eleven regular season conference championships and twenty conference tournament championships, including eight ACC tournament titles.

Florida State has had ninety-five All-Americans, forty-one players inducted into the Hall of Fame, and sixty-two players that went on to play Major League Baseball. Former Seminoles who have gone on to have success include Randy Choate, J. D. Drew, Stephen Drew, Ron Fraser, Johnny Grubb, Terry Kennedy, Doug Mientkiewicz, Shane Robinson, Larry Rothschild, Tony La Russa, Paul Sorrento, Kevin Cash, Woody Woodward, and Jameis Winston. The Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award, presented annually to the top catcher in college baseball, is named for Florida State hall of famer Buster Posey. Former head coach Mike Martin is the winningest coach in the history of college baseball.

The Seminoles play their home games on campus at Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus. Mike Martin Jr. is the current head coach.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Homewood-Flossmoor High School (H-F) is a comprehensive public high school in Flossmoor, Illinois, in the Chicago metropolitan area. The district encompasses nearly 11.5 square miles, drawing students from the communities of Homewood, Flossmoor, Chicago Heights, Glenwood, Hazel Crest, and Olympia Fields. It serves residents of elementary school districts 153, 161 and 167, with James Hart School, Mardell M. Parker Junior High School, and Brookwood Junior High School being feeder schools.

A three-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence winner (1983, 1996, 2002), Homewood-Flossmoor continues to be ranked nationally, including as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. In 2012-13, Homewood-Flossmoor became the first public high school in Chicago’s suburbs to earn the International Baccalaureate World School status. Homewood-Flossmoor has a Advanced Placement program (25 AP courses in 2017-18); a five-course Project Lead the Way STEM program; and a Media, Visual & Performing Arts Academy (MVP).

The campus consists of a North* and South Building. The South Building contains a number of sub-buildings each assigned a letter, and includes the school's radio station (WHFH) 88.5 FM Flossmoor, television station VTV, science labs, a swimming pool, a music building, gymnasium and an auditorium. An ice rink is also located on the campus, owned by the local park district.

In 2014, H-F took part in a multimillion-dollar ($26,070,000 contract) renovation of the North Building on campus. The renovations included a new 200-meter track containing four full-sized basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts in the center of the track. The 9,000-sq. ft. facility also contains cardio and training equipment. Additionally, a 50-yard indoor turf has expanded the playing and practice season for a variety of field sports and activities, including football, soccer, field hockey, baseball and marching band. The project was finished in late spring 2014. In 2015, H-F was awarded a Gold LEED Award for outstanding environmental practices in the construction of this addition.

In addition to this, there was a proposed much needed fine arts facility expansion that the board set aside $8.5 million in capital reserves for the first phase of this project. However, in May 2018, the board decided to put the project on hold , despite having the funds needed.

List of Tampa Bay Rays managers

The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball franchise based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They are a member of the American League (AL) East in Major League Baseball (MLB). The team joined MLB in 1998 as an expansion team with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In November 2007, Rays owner Stuart Sternberg renamed his team from the "Tampa Bay Devil Rays" to the "Tampa Bay Rays", which he described as "A beacon that radiates throughout Tampa Bay and across the entire state of Florida." The Rays won their first AL championship in 2008. The Rays have played their home games at Tropicana Field since their inaugural season. Andrew Friedman is the Vice President of Baseball operations, in essence the general manager.There have been five managers for the Rays franchise. The team's first manager was Larry Rothschild, the only manager who have spent his entire MLB managing career with the Devil Rays and managed the team for four seasons. Through the end of the 2014 season, Joe Maddon is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games managed with 1,459, the most regular-season game wins with 754, and the highest regular-season winning percentage with .517. Maddon is the only manager to have been to the playoffs with the Rays. In 2008, he took them all the way to the World Series, losing to the Philadelphia Phillies in five games. Maddon is also the only manager to have won the Manager of the Year Award with the Rays, first winning it in 2008, and again in 2011. Maddon became the manager of the then-Devil Rays in 2006. On February 15, 2012 the Rays extended his contract through the 2015 season, however he opted out of his contract at the end of the 2014 season. Kevin Cash has been the team's manager since the 2015 season.

Marcel Lachemann

Marcel Ernest Lachemann (born June 13, 1941) is an American professional baseball executive and a former player, manager and pitching coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). As a player, he was a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He is currently a special assistant to the general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Rich Dubee

Richard Peter Dubee, Jr. (born October 19, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) coach. He has previously coached at the Major League level for the Florida Marlins (now Miami Marlins), Philadelphia Phillies, and Detroit Tigers.

Rothschild

Rothschild (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːt.ʃɪlt]) is a name derived from the German zum rothen Schild (with the old spelling "th"), meaning "with the red sign", in reference to the houses where these family members lived or had lived. At the time, houses were designated by signs with different symbols or colors, not numbers. The name Rothschild in Yiddish means "red coat" (coat as in heraldic coat of arms). The Rothschild banking family's coat of arms features in the center of its heraldry a red shield.

The German surname "Rothschild" is not related to the Scottish/Irish surname of "Rothchilds" from the United Kingdom.

Scott Cursi

Scott Cursi is the bullpen catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, a role he has filled since 1999.

Tommy Sandt

Thomas James Sandt (born December 22, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and minor league manager. He graduated from Pacifica High School (Garden Grove, California) in West Garden Grove, CA in 1968 where he excelled as a varsity player.

An infielder, Sandt played for the Oakland Athletics in 1975 and 1976.

Sandt managed in teams in the Eastern League and Pacific Coast League from 1982 to 1986. He was voted 1984's PCL Manager of the Year while managing the Hawaii Islanders.

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Preceded by
Rick Williams
Florida Marlins Pitching Coach
1997
Succeeded by
Rich Dubee
Preceded by
Oscar Acosta
Chicago Cubs Pitching Coach
2002–2010
Succeeded by
Mark Riggins
Preceded by
Dave Eiland
New York Yankees Pitching Coach
2011–present
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