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Dave Righetti #33

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Full Name:
Dave Righetti
Uniform #:
33

COACHING CAREER
- One of baseball's premier pitching coaches returns for his 15th season in San Francisco.
- Is the longest tenured pitching coach in the big leagues.
- Is one of just five individuals since 1900 to serve as a Giants coach for at least 10 years, joining current bench coach Ron Wotus (16 years, 1998-present), Larry Jansen (12 years, 1954 and 1961-71), Bob Lillis (11 years, 1986- 96) and Wes Westrum (10 years, 1958-63 and 1968-71).
- His 14-year run is the longest in San Francisco history among pitching coaches.
- 2000 marked his first year on a Major League staff.
- In 1999 he returned to the Giants organization, serving as a roving Minor League pitching instructor.

PLAYING CAREER
- During his banner 16-year big league career, stylish left- hander made stops with the Yankees (1979, 1981-90), Giants (1991-93), A's (1994), Blue Jays (1994) and White Sox (1995)...posted a 82-79 record with 3.46 ERA and 1,112 strikeouts in 718 career games (89 starts).
- With 252 career saves, ranks 32nd on Major League Baseball's all-time save list...ranks second on Yankees' all-time charts for saves (224) and games pitched (522).
- Began his career as a starter, then converted to a reliever in 1984...earned American League Rookie of Year award in 1981 after going 8-4 with 2.06 ERA (second-best in AL)...played a major role in the Yankees' trip to the World Series in 1981...earned two victories in the Division Series vs. Milwaukee, winning Game 2 as starter and Game 5 in relief...was also the winning pitcher as a starter in Game 3 of ALCS vs. Oakland...had a no-decision in his only appearance vs. Dodgers in the World Series
- While wearing New York pinstripes, tossed a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox, July 4, 1983...was the first Yankee no-hitter since Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
- In 1984, notched 31 saves in 40 chances during his first campaign as reliever.
- Was named to American League All-Star squads in 1986 and 1987 while with New York...established then-Major League record with 46 saves in 1986...finished fourth in Cy Young voting and 10th in AL MVP (BBWAA) balloting that year...was named to AP post season All-Star squad while also earn ing Rolaids Relief Man of Year and The Sporting News Fireman of Year awards.
- Won second-straight Rolaids AL Relief Man award and tied for Fireman of Year in 1987 with 31 saves.
- Signed with the Giants as a free agent, Dec. 5, 1990.
- Notched his 1,000th career strikeout April 29, 1991, fanning St. Louis' Felix Jose.

PERSONAL
- Married (Kandice, February 11, 1989)...has three children (triplets Nicolette, Natalee and Wesley, July 19, 1991).
- San Jose (CA) native was All-League baseball player at Pioneer High School.
- Also attended San Jose City College.
- Was named state Junior College Player of Year in 1977.
- Brother, Steve, played in Texas organization from 1977-79, father, Leo, was star shortstop in Pacific Coast League while playing for San Francisco Seals.
- Is an honorary Board member for Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for Deaft (JWPOSD).
- Is also involved with various Cerebral Palsy organizations and El Camino Health Care.
- Has been involved with Leukemia Society.

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