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Mike Butcher #23

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Full Name:
Mike Butcher
Uniform #:
23

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

Entering eighth season as Angels pitching coach after his appointment to Mike Scioscia's staff, Nov. 18, 2006 (replacing Bud Black)...2014 marks his 29th season in professional baseball...In 2013, saw his pitching staff set a franchise record, striking out 1,200 batters over the course of the season...Club used 26 different pitchers (seven rookies), the most since using 29 hurlers in 1996...2012 marked the ninth consecutive season in which Halo starters finished in the top 5 in the AL in ERA...A league-leading 16 team shutouts was the highest total by an Angels pitching staff since 1989 (20 shutouts)...2011 Angels led the AL in ERA (3.57), T2nd in AL in complete games (12) and were 2nd in shutouts (6)...2010 Angels starters placed second in AL in complete games (10) and innings pitched (1,013.1) while the team 4.04 ERA was sixth-best in the league...In 2009 his starting pitchers led AL in wins (70) and shutouts (6) while using 14 different starting pitchers and 12 rookies...2008 Angels led AL in saves (66, club record) and ranked third in ERA (3.99) and complete games (7) and second in innings pitched (1,451.1)...2007 Angels led AL in strikeouts (1,156), marking fourth straight season leading circuit in the category...Spent 2006 season as Tampa Bay pitching coach under manager Joe Maddon (former Angels bench coach)...Spent previous six seasons (2000-05) in the Angels minor league system, serving as roving pitching instructor (2003-05) and minor league pitching coach (2000-02)...Was pitching coach at Triple-A Salt Lake in 2002 (team won Division title), Double-A Arkansas in 2001 (Travelers won Texas League title) and rookie-level Butte in 2000...Also served as pitching coach for Scottsdale Scorpions in 2003 Arizona Fall League.

PLAYING CAREER

Played 14 seasons of professional baseball as relief pitcher, including four seasons at Major League level with the Angels from 1992-95...Went 11-4 with nine saves and a 4.47 ERA in 115 career Major League appearances...Best season came in 1995 when he went 6-1 to lead the Angels in relief wins...Earned his first two major league wins at Yankee Stadium two days apart, Aug. 21 and 23, 1992... Never made an error in Major Leagues...Made M.L. debut, July 6, 1992 vs. Toronto and struck out only batter faced (Derek Bell)...Originally selected by Kansas City Royals in second round of 1986 draft.

PERSONAL

Majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management at North Eastern Oklahoma Junior College...Family owns Aunt Chilada's Restaurant and Rustler's Roost Restaurant in Phoenix, AZ...Prepped at United Township (IL) High School where he wrestled, played football and baseball before graduating in 1983...Assists Angels Community Relations with youth clinics, hospital and community appearances... In 2008, spoke to Katella High School in Anaheim, CA, as part of Angels Baseball Foundation Adopt-A-School program...Full name is Michael Dana Butcher.

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