Larry Rothschild

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Lawrence Lee Rothschild

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Biographical Information[edit]

Larry Rothschild pitched in the minors for eleven seasons and made seven big league appearances with the Detroit Tigers in 1981 and 1982. All of his appearances occurred in September call-ups. In 1981, four of the five games he appeared in were against the Cleveland Indians.

After his playing career ended, he was a roving instructor for the Cincinnati Reds (1986-1989) before becoming the Reds bullpen coach for two years (1990 and 1991) and then pitching coach for another two (1992 and 1993). After spending the 1994 season as a minor league roving pitching instructor for the Atlanta Braves he was back in the big leagues as a pitching coach for the Florida Marlins from 1995 to 1997. He became the first manager of the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1998 beating out finalists Rick Down, Jerry Manuel, Larry Parrish and Ted Simmons. Rothschild remained with the club until 2001 when he was replaced by Hal McRae. In 2002 he became the Chicago Cubs pitching coach and stayed there through the 2010 season. In 2011 Rothschild took over as pitching coach for the New York Yankees and stayed until after the 2019 ALCS, when he was let go with one year remaining on his contract.

On December 5, 2019, Rothschild was hired by the San Diego Padres to be their new pitching coach in 2020, to work under new manager Jayce Tingler. Things went well that first season, but not in 2021, when the starting rotation, thought to be the strongest in the majors, fell apart. He paid the price on August 23rd, being dismissed in favor of bullpen coach Ben Fritz.

Preceded by
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Manager
Succeeded by
Hal McRae

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League 63-99 5th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League 69-93 5th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League 69-92 5th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League 4-10 -- Tampa Bay Devil Rays replaced by Hal McRae on April 18

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