Timothy Kelly

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Timothy Stephen Kelly

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Tim Kelly was a relief pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles system in 1976 and 1977, posting a 9-2 record with a 2.36 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 80 innings for the Bluefield Orioles his first campaign. He joined the San Diego Padres system for 1978. Overall, he went 14-11 with a 3.79 ERA in 204 innings, striking out 184 batters.

He later scouted for the California/Anaheim Angels from 1987 to 2002, serving as Assistant Scouting Director, National Pitching Crosschecker under Whitey Herzog as well as as Pitching Coach throughout their system.  He served as Assistant Scouting Director, Organizational Pitching Coach as well as National Pitching Cross-checker for the Los Angeles Dodgers (until 2006) and the Washington Nationals. He was pitching coach for the Palm Springs Angels in 1987, the Midland Angels in 1988 and the Ogden Raptors in 2004. He signed, among others, Jared Abruzzo, Chad Curtis, Alex Graman, Mark Harriger, Sergio Pedroza, Troy Percival, Tim Salmon, Aaron Seuss, Rick Taloa and Phil Wilson.

From 1980 to 1987, he was an assistant coach and pitching coach for the Arizona State University Sun Devils. In 1980 after winning the College World Series, he coached for the Fairbanks Goldpanners and Orange Coast College.to the NBC World Series Title and California State Junior College Championship respectively.  For ten years, he suffered from a very rare brain disorder that slowly caused his brain to shut down, causing him to be bedridden for over a year. Only 150 people in the United States suffer from it. An experimental cocktail of drugs cured the illness, after other treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy, failed.

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