Roger McDow­ell

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Born: Dec. 21, 1960 Col­lege: Bowl­ing Green Ma­jor league ca­reer: De­buted April 11, 1985, with Mets. … Won World Se­ries with Mets in 1986. … Pitched for Mets, Phillies, Dodgers, Rangers and Ori­oles. Had 159 saves with a 3.30 ca­reer ERA in 723 games. Coach­ing back­ground: Be­gan coach­ing in Dodgers or­ga­ni­za­tion in 2002, where he learned un­der for­mer Ori­oles pitch­ing coach Dave Wal­lace. … Hired by Braves as ma­jor league pitch­ing coach in Oc­to­ber 2005 to re­place Leo Maz­zone, who joined Ori­oles staff in that role. No­table: Ap­peared on “Se­in­feld” in 1992 along­side ex-team­mate Keith Her­nan­dez. Quotable: “The pitch­ers can be rest as­sured that there’s some fa­mil­iar­ity with them, that I have an un­der­stand­ing of [them].”

Alan Mills

Born: Oct. 18, 1966 Col­lege: Tuskegee Ma­jor league ca­reer: De­buted April 14, 1990, with Yan­kees. … Traded to Ori­oles in Fe­bru­ary 1992. Had two stints in Bal­ti­more, 1992-1998 and 2000-2001. … Had a 4.12 ca­reer ERA in 474 games. Coach­ing back­ground: Coached Short-A Oneonta in 2008, a year af­ter a come­back at­tempt in Detroit sys­tem. … Joined Ori­oles or­ga­ni­za­tion as pitch­ing coach at Short-A Aberdeen in 2012, climbed to Low-A Del­marva in 2014. Spent 2015 and 2016 at Dou­ble-A Bowie. No­table: Twice a first-round pick in the MLB draft. … Played in Yan­kees farm sys­tem when Buck Showal­ter was a mi­nor league man­ager there. Quotable: “[Fa­mil­iar­ity] helps tremen­dously. I’ve been for­tu­nate enough in my five years to have spent time in spring train­ing with the big league team. I know some of the guys, most of them ac­tu­ally, and had the op­por­tu­nity to coach a few of them in the mi­nor leagues. Like Roger was say­ing ear­lier, when you’re fa­mil­iar with guys, that helps with the com­fort level work­ing with you and work­ing with one an­other.”

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