Terry Crowley

Terrence Michael Crowley (born February 16, 1947 in Staten Island, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player who serves as an organizational hitting instructor for the Baltimore Orioles. Terry Crowley has been inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.

Terry Crowley
Terry Crowley (2312056672) (cropped)
Crowley with the Baltimore Orioles in 2006
Outfielder / Designated hitter
Born: February 16, 1947 (age 72)
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
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards

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 2008, Crowley's 108 career pinch-hits is still the 13th-most all-time, tied 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.


  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 9 August 2014.


Preceded by
Ralph Rowe
Baltimore Orioles hitting coach
Succeeded by
Tommy McCraw
Preceded by
Tony Oliva
Minnesota Twins hitting coach
Succeeded by
Scott Ullger
Preceded by
Rick Down
Baltimore Orioles hitting coach
Succeeded by
Jim Presley

The Anēwan, also written Anaiwan/Anaywan, are the traditional owners of the land around Armidale and the New England tableland in New South Wales.


The Geynyon, also written Keinjan, are an indigenous Australian people of southern Queensland.

List of The Shield characters

The following is a list of character summaries from the FX Networks television series, The Shield.

Manus languages

The Manus languages are a subgroup of about two dozen Oceanic languages located on Manus Island and nearby offshore islands in Manus Province of Papua New Guinea. The exact number of languages is difficult to determine because they form a dialect continuum (Blust 2007:302). The name 'Manus' (or 'Moanus') originally designated an ethnic group whose members spoke closely related languages and whose coastal dwellers tended to build their houses on stilts out over the sea (Bowern 2011:6).

Nowadays the whole population of Manus Province may call themselves 'Manus' people, so the original Manus are distinguished as Manus tru 'real Manus' (or 'Manus sensu stricto'). The language of the Manus people most intensively studied by anthropologists, from Georg Thilenius in the early 1900s through Margaret Mead in the mid-1900s, is now called Titan (Bowern 2011).

Micronesian languages

The twenty Micronesian languages form a family of Oceanic languages. Micronesian languages are known for their lack of plain labial consonants; they have instead two series, palatalized and labio-velarized labials.

Nasvang language

Nasvang is an Oceanic language spoken in southeast Malekula, Vanuatu, by about 275 speakers.The languages surrounding Nasvang include, or used to include, Port Sandwich, Nisvai, Sörsörian, Axamb and Navwien.


Ni-Vanuatu is a large group of closely related Melanesian ethnic groups native to the island country of Vanuatu. As such, Ni-Vanuatu are a mixed ethnolinguistic group with a shared ethnogenesis that speak a multitude of languages. It is more frequently used than the demonym Vanuatuan, which is regarded as incorrect by some authors and style guides.This recent coinage builds on the particle ni, which in some indigenous languages encodes the genitive, similar to the English 'of'. Thus Ni-Vanuatu literally means 'of Vanuatu'.

The term is mostly used in English and French, and is hardly used in Bislama, the country’s lingua franca, let alone in the indigenous languages of the archipelago.

Ni-Van is sometimes used as an abbreviation of Ni-Vanuatu. This term was pejorative in its original usage in the 1980s by Anglophone European expatriates, similar to its French equivalent les nis, but according to New Zealand linguist Terry Crowley by the 2000s the term Ni-Van saw increasing usage among Ni-Vanuatu.

Nisvai language

Nisvai is an Oceanic language spoken in southeast Malekula, Vanuatu, on the eastern tip of the island, by about 200 speakers.The languages surrounding Nisvai include, or used to include, Port Sandwich, Nasvang, Sörsörian, Axamb and Avok.


An orthography is a set of conventions for writing a language. It includes norms of spelling, hyphenation, capitalization, word breaks, emphasis, and punctuation.

Most significant languages in the modern era are written down, and for most such languages a standard orthography has been developed, often based on a standard variety of the language, and thus exhibiting less dialect variation than the spoken language. Sometimes there may be variation in a language's orthography, as between American and British spelling in the case of English orthography. In some languages orthography is regulated by language academies, although for many languages (including English) there are no such authorities, and orthography develops in a more natural way. Even in the latter languages, a significant amount of consensus arises naturally, although a maximum of consistency or standardization occurs only when prescriptively imposed according to style guides.

Paamese language

Paamese, or Paama, is the language of the island of Paama in Northern Vanuatu. There is no indigenous term for the language; however linguists have adopted the term Paamese to refer to it. Both a grammar and a dictionary of Paamese have been produced by Terry Crowley.

Pilot (The Shield)

"Pilot" is the first episode of the FX crime drama television series The Shield. It was written by series creator Shawn Ryan, directed by Clark Johnson, and originally aired on March 12, 2002. The episode received Emmy Award nominations for both its writing and directing.

Port Sandwich language

Port Sandwich, or Lamap, is an Oceanic language spoken in southeast Malekula, Vanuatu, on the eastern tip of the island. It was first described in 1979 by French linguist Jean-Michel Charpentier.Nisvai is a separate language.

Southeast Solomonic languages

The family of Southeast Solomonic languages forms a branch of the Oceanic languages. It consists of some 26 languages covering the South East Solomon Islands, from the tip of Santa Isabel to Makira. The fact that there is little diversity amongst these languages, compared to groups of similar size in Melanesia, suggests that they dispersed in the relatively recent past. Bugotu is one of the most conservative languages.

Terry Crowley (disambiguation)

Terry Crowley may refer to:

Terry Crowley (baseball player)

Terry Crowley (linguist)

Terry Crowley (The Shield), fictional character in The Shield

Terry Crowley (linguist)

Terence Michael Crowley (1 April 1953 – 15 January 2005) was a linguist specializing in Oceanic languages as well as Bislama, the English-lexified Creole recognized as a national language in Vanuatu. From 1991 he taught in New Zealand. Previously, he was with the Pacific Languages Unit of the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu (1983–90) and with the Department of Language and Literature at the University of Papua New Guinea (1979–83).

The Shield

The Shield is an American crime drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX in the United States, and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons. Known for its portrayal of corrupt police officers, it was originally advertised as Rampart in reference to the true-life Rampart Division police scandal, on which the show's Strike Team was loosely based. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

Several notable film actors took extended roles on the show, including Glenn Close, who was the female lead during the fourth season; Forest Whitaker, who guest-starred in seasons 5 and 6; Laura Harring, in season 5; Franka Potente, in season 6; and Laurie Holden, in season 7.

The series has received critical acclaim as well as several awards and nominations. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 2002, and the final season won a 2008 AFI Award for best television series. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Shield #50 on its list of the 60 Best Series of All Time. Chiklis won both the Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama in 2002.

Ura language (Vanuatu)

Ura is a moribund language of the island Erromango in Vanuatu. It was thought to be extinct, after massive depopulation of the island in the nineteenth century, until Terry Crowley discovered a handful of elderly speakers in the 1990s.

West Santo languages

The two dozen West Santo languages form one (Clark 2009) or two (Lynch 1995) branches of the Vanuatu languages.

The languages are:

Northwest Santo family

Valpei, Nokuku, Vunapu, Piamatsina, Tolomako, Tasmate

Southwest Santo family

Wusi, Akei, Tiale–Merei, Navut, Wailapa, Kiai (Fortsenal), Roria, Amblong, Morouas, Tangoa, Araki, Mafea, Tutuba, Aore, Malo (Tamambo), Narango, Tambotalo

Yugambeh–Bundjalung languages

Yugambeh–Bundjalung, also known as Bandjalangic is a branch of the Pama–Nyungan language family, that is spoken in northeastern New South Wales and South-East Queensland.

Yugambeh–Bundjalung was historically a dialect continuum consisting of a number of varieties, including Yugambeh, Nganduwal, Minjangbal, Njangbal, Biriin, Baryulgil, Waalubal, Dinggabal, Wiyabal, Gidabal, Galibal, and Wudjeebal; Language varieties in the group vary in degree of mutual intelligibility, with varieties at different ends of the continuum being mostly unintelligible. These dialects formed 4 clusters -

Tweed-Albert Language (Yugambeh)

Condamine-Upper Clarence (Githabul)

Lower Richmond (Eastern Bundjalung – Minyangbal and Bandjalang proper)

Middle Clarence (Western Bundjalung)Bowern (2011) lists Yugambeh, Githabul, Minyangbal, and Bandjalang as separate Bandjalangic languages. All Yugambeh–Bundjalung languages are nearly extinct. Bandjalang proper has the greatest number of speakers: 113, while the other dialects have a total of 26 speakers.Gowar (Guwar) and Pimpama may be related to the Bandjalangic languages rather than to Durubalic.


This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.