John Pawlowski

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John Pawlowski

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John Pawlowski played for the Chicago White Sox in 1987 and 1988. He appeared in 8 games, all as a reliever, pitching 17 2/3 innings, giving up 27 hits, 16 runs (15 earned), walking 6 and striking out 12. He had one win on April 22, 1988 against the Oakland A's. He entered the game in the top of the 8th inning in relief of Jerry Reuss with runners on 1st and 2nd and the White Sox ahead 4-3. He gave up an infield single to Mark McGwire to load the bases. Ron Hassey then hit a sacrifice fly to score Stan Javier. Pawlowski then retired Don Baylor to end the inning. Pawlowski pitched scoreless innings in the 9th and 10th. The White Sox scored in the bottom of the 10th on a Carlton Fisk home run, and Pawlowski was the winner.

After his playing career, Pawlowski was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Clemson University, from 1994 to 1998 and at Arizona State University in 1999. He was the head coach at College of Charleston from 2000 to 2008 before moving to the Auburn University from 2009 to 2013. He became head coach of Western Kentucky University in 2016.

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