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Rick Honeycutt #40

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Full Name:
Rick Honeycutt
Uniform #:
40

COACHING CAREER

Rick Honeycutt is in his 14th season as Dodger pitching coach, the third longest tenure of any Major League pitching coach after Chicago White Sox's Don Cooper (18) and San Diego's Darren Balsley (17)... in 2018 the Dodgers led the National League and were second in the Majors in ERA (3.19) and led MLB with a 1.11 WHIP while setting a franchise record with 1,565 strikeouts... the Dodgers have led the NL in ERA two years in a row and have ranked in the top five in the Majors every year since 2015 and seven of the last eight seasons… since his first season as pitching coach in 2006, Dodger pitchers rank first in the Major Leagues in ERA (3.61), WHIP (1.25), strikeouts (17,229), SO/ BB ratio (2.75), fielding-independent pitching (3.67) and all opponents' slash-line numbers (.243/.308/.378/.686)...the Dodgers led the NL in ERA in 2008 (3.68) and 2009 (3.41, first in MLB) and were second in 2012 (3.34) and 2013 (3.25)...spent the 2002-05 seasons as the Dodgers' minor league pitching coordinator...started in the Dodger organization as a consultant, working with minor leaguers in 2001.

PLAYING CAREER

A two-time All-Star (1980, '83), Honeycutt pitched 21 seasons with Seattle (1977-80), Texas (1981-83, 94), Los Angeles Dodgers (1983-87), Oakland (1987-93, 95), New York Yankees (1995) and St. Louis (1996-97)...appeared in 797 games, the 52nd-highest total in Major League history...won a World Series with Oakland in 1989...while with Texas, he led the American League in ERA in 1983 (2.42)...he was originally drafted (17th round) and signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1976... finished his career with a 109-143 record with 38 saves and a 3.72 ERA... was an All-America first baseman/pitcher at the University of Tennessee after winning the Southeastern Conference batting title with a .404 mark in 1976....named to the school's All-Century team in 2009.

PERSONAL

Frederick Wayne Honeycutt and his wife Debbie have two children, Holli (Griffith) and Ricky, and he is the grandfather of four (Haden, Kendall, Brooks and Lucas)...is a supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation…hosted the Rick Honeycutt Youth Benefit Golf Tournament for 34 years…in 2006 he was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

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