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John Sheldon Cumberland (born May 10, 1947) is an American former professional baseball player and coach primarily in Major League Baseball. Cumberland pitched for six seasons in the MLB between 1968 and 1974 with the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and California Angels.[1]

John Cumberland
Born: (1947-05-10) May 10, 1947 (age 72)
Westbrook, Maine
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 27, 1968, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 1974, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record15–16
Earned Run Average3.82

After retiring Cumberland became a coach, serving as minor league pitching coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1992 and acted as both bullpen coach and pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox, before being fired in 2001. He also served as the pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals from 2002 to 2003.

He is from Westbrook, Maine. He played one season of college baseball at Maine in 1966.[2]


  1. ^ Career statistics and history at
  2. ^ "University of Maine Baseball Players Who Made It to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on June 2, 2004. Retrieved July 20, 2013.

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Preceded by
Mike Roarke
Joe Kerrigan
Boston Red Sox pitching coach
Succeeded by
Al Nipper
Ralph Treuel
Preceded by
Dick Pole
Boston Red Sox bullpen coach
Succeeded by
Bob Kipper
Preceded by
Al Nipper
Kansas City Royals pitching coach
Succeeded by
Mike Mason