Full Name: Roger Alan McDowell
Born: December 21, 1960
2017 Opening Day Age: 56
Birthplace/Residence: Born in Cincinnati, OH and resides in Marietta, GA
MAJOR LEAGUE Service: Entering his 12th year as a Major League pitching coach and first with the Orioles. Spent 12 years in the Major Leagues as a pitcher from 1985-1996 with the Mets, Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers, and Orioles.
Enters his first year as the Orioles Pitching Coach and his 12th as a Major League pitching coach…Prior to joining the Orioles for the 2017 season, he spent the previous 11 seasons as the Major League Pitching Coach for the Atlanta Braves…While with Atlanta (2006-16), the Braves pitching staff went 905-876 and ranked fourth among Major League clubs with a 3.88 ERA, including a 3.58 ERA posted by relievers which ranked second in the majors...Each season from 2009-14, Atlanta's ERA ranked in the top five among Major League clubs, including a MLB-best 3.18 ERA in 2013...From 2011-14, Braves relievers registered a combined 2.88 ERA, the best mark in the Major Leagues during that time...McDowell spent the 2004-05 seasons as the pitching coach for the Dodgers' Triple-A franchise, the Las Vegas 51s...He was also the pitching coach for the Class-A South Georgia Waves in 2002-03.
McDowell was one of the game's premier relievers during a 12-year career that spanned from 1985-1996 with the Mets, Phillies, Dodgers, Rangers, and Orioles...He was a third-round draft pick of the Mets in 1982 and pitched in 723 games in his Major League career, posting a 70-70 record with 159 saves and a 3.30 ERA...He was a member of the 1986 New York Mets World Championship team and posted a 14-9 record with 22 saves in 75 games out of the bullpen that season...McDowell earned the win in Game 7 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
McDowell graduated from Cincinnati's Colerain High School in 1979 and played for Bowling Green State University...He was inducted into BGSU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988...He has made television appearances on Seinfeld, America's Funniest People, and MTV...McDowell and his wife, Gloria, reside in Marietta, Ga., with their daughters Amanda and Rachel...Roger also has a son, Logan.
2002-03 -- Pitching Coach, South Georgia Waves, South Atlantic League, A (Dodgers)
2004-05 -- Pitching Coach, Las Vegas 51s, Pacific Coast League, AAA (Dodgers)
2006-16 -- Pitching Coach, Atlanta Braves
2017-present -- Pitching Coach, Baltimore Orioles