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Chuck Crim #50

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Full Name:
Chuck Crim
Uniform #:
50

COACHING CAREER
Crim enters his second season as bullpen coach and his eighth in the Dodger organization after serving as an amateur scout (2007-08), Rookie-Advanced Ogden's pitching coach (2009), Class A Great Lakes' pitching coach (2010) and Double-A Chattanooga's pitching coach (2011-12)…last season, the Dodger bullpen posted a 3.49 ERA and ranked fourth in the NL with a .240 opponents' batting average...Dodger relievers ranked fourth with 46 saves and tied for second in the NL with 30 victories...the Dodgers ranked fourth in all of baseball in bullpen ERA after the All-Star break (2.76)…Crim joined the Dodgers' Major League coaching staff as an assistant in the bullpen in 2011 and 2012 when rosters expanded to 40 in September…Crim's staff at Chattanooga posted a Southern League-best 3.66 ERA in 2011 and was second-best in 2012 (3.57)…spent the 2007 and 2008 campaigns as a Dodger amateur scout in the Central and Southern California regions...prior to scouting, he served as the head pitching director at SHO-ME Baseball Camp in Branson, Missouri from 1995-2002...Crim was the head baseball coach at Canyon High School in Santa Clarita from 2004-05. 

PLAYING CAREER
Crim enjoyed an eight-year Major League playing career with the Brewers (1987-91), Angels (1992-93) and the Cubs (1994)…went 47-43 with 45 saves and a 3.83 ERA in 449 games…led the American League with 70 appearances in 1988 and 76 games in 1989...as a rookie with the Brewers in 1987, he earned two of the club's Major League-record 13 wins to start the season…was the primary set-up man to Milwaukee closer Dan Plesac to jump-start his career.

PERSONAL
Charles Robert Crim and his wife of 32 years, Deanne, reside in Glendale, AZ. They have two children -- Cody, 27, and Jacob, 16...after retiring from baseball as a player in 1994, Crim moved to Branson, Mo, to pursue his pro fishing career...Crim fished on the BASS Tour and Central Pro AM tour from 1995-2002 and won a Central Pro AM tournament at Bull Shoals Lake before retiring in 2002 and returning to California...hobbies include bass fishing, fly fishing, playing the guitar, golf and woodworking...Crim pitched for the University of Hawaii from 1980-82.

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