Mike Maroth

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Michael Warren Maroth

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Maroth played college ball at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Boston Red Sox drafted him in the 3rd round of the 1998 amateur draft. The Red Sox traded him to the Detroit Tigers the next season at the trade deadline and Maroth made his major league debut with the Tigers on June 8, 2002. In 2003, Maroth became the first pitcher in over 20 years to lose 20 games in a season. Brian Kingman had been the last holder of that distinction, back in 1980. No one has done it since. The Tigers were awful that year, losing an American League record 119 games. The Tigers traded Maroth to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007 and that proved to be his final season in the major leagues. He finished with a career record of 50-67 with an ERA of 5.05 and a FIP of 4.94.

Following his playing career, Maroth turned to coaching and served as pitching coach of the Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2012-2014 and the Toledo Mud Hens in 2015. He also was the pitching coach for the 2013 Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. Maroth moved to the Atlanta Braves' chain in September 2015 where he worked as their minor league pitching rehabilitation coordinator through 2017. He returned to the playing field as the pitching coach of the Florida Fire Frogs in 2018 and Gwinnett Stripers in 2019. Maroth was scheduled to coach Gwinnett in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Maroth was pitching coach of Gwinnett in 2021-2022.

In January 2023 Maroth returned to UCF as the team's pitching coach. The head coach (Greg Lovelady) of the Knights left the program after the season and the new head coach brought in Drew Thomas to replace Maroth as pitching coach.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (2004 & 2005)

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