Ron Villone

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2000 Fleer Tradition #234 Ron Villone

Ronald Thomas Villone Jr.

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Biographical Information

Ron Villone competed for the United States at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The Mitchell Report said that Villone bought six kits of Human Growth Hormone from Kirk Radomski in 2004 and 2005.

Villone shared a major league record by having recorded a win for 11 different teams, until passed by Edwin Jackson. He played for 12 teams in all.

In 2012, Villone became pitching coach for the Peoria Chiefs, replacing Tom Pratt who was diagnosed with brain cancer. He was pitching coach of the Kane County Cougars in 2013, Daytona Cubs in 2014 and AZL Cubs in 2015-2016. He was the minor league rehab pitching coordinator for the Chicago Cubs in 2017-2018, then was pitching coach for the Tennessee Smokies in 2019. He was scheduled to move up to the Iowa Cubs in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19, and instead was a coach at the Cubs' alternate training site in South Bend, IN. He then did coach for Iowa in 2021-2023. Villone moved to the Los Angeles Angels' organization as pitching coach of the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2024.

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