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Tim Belcher

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Full Name:
Tim Belcher

Coaching Career

Named Pitching Coach on November 6, 2009 and is beginning his second season on the staff...Indians were fourth in the AL in team ERA (3.89) in the second half and had the 2nd best bullpen ERA in the AL (2.95) in the second half during his first season as Pitching Coach in 2010...Spent first eight (8) seasons from 2002-09 in the Indians organization as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations after being hired in November 2001...In that role, Tim worked extensively within the Indians Player Development System, providing instruction and evaluation at each level of the organization...He also spent a considerable amount of time scouting players from outside of the organization and for several years provided advance scouting reports to the Major League staff...He also assisted the Major League pitching coach during each of his spring training camps during his tenure and at various points served as interim pitching coach at each level (AAA, AA, A) of the Indians system.

Playing Career

The Sparta, Ohio native compiled a Major League pitching record of 146-140 with a 4.16 ERA over a 14-year career from 1987-2000 with seven Major League teams and 373 starts (394G, 2442.2IP, 2423H, 1130ER, 1519SO)...He won 10 or more games in 9 of his 14 seasons at the big league level, topped the 200.0 innings pitched mark 7 times and finished in the top 10 in his respective league's ERA on 3 different occasions...His 2442.2 big league innings are the most of any active pitching coaching in the Major Leagues at present...Won The Sporting News National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year honors in 1988 with the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers (won Game 4 of the World Series for LA)...The following season with LA he led the National League in complete games (10) and shutouts (8), going 15-12 with a 2.82 ERA...He was the first overall pick in both the 1983 June amateur draft (Minnesota) and the 1984 January secondary phase amateur draft (NY Yankees).

Personal/Miscellaneous

Full name TIMOTHY WAYNE BELCHER...Wife, Teresa...Three children: Maddison, Byron and Ashlynn...Belcher was an All-American pitcher at Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1983...Graduated from Highland HS in Sparta, OH...Member of the 1983 Pan-Am Games US National Team.

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