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Scott Houston McGregor (born January 18, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball player, a pitcher who spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles from 1976 to 1988.[1] He is the pitching coach for the Aberdeen IronBirds.[2]

Scott McGregor
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McGregor in 2014
Pitcher
Born: (1954-01-18) January 18, 1954 (age 65)
Inglewood, California
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 19, 1976, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
April 27, 1988, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record138–108
Earned run average3.99
Strikeouts904
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Born and raised in southern California, McGregor played baseball at El Segundo High School with hall of famer George Brett, who was a year ahead.[3] He was the fourteenth overall selection in the 1972 Major League Baseball draft and was in the New York Yankees' organization until June 1976, when he was part of a ten-player deal.[4]

McGregor was selected to the American League All-Star team in 1981. He won 20 games in 1980 and was solid[clarification needed] in two postseasons with the Orioles in 1979 and 1983. McGregor sent the Orioles to the World Series by clinching the 1979 ALCS with a Game 4 shutout of the California Angels. He pitched a complete game victory in Pittsburgh in Game 3 of the World Series. Despite taking the loss in Game 7, McGregor yielded two runs in 8 innings to Willie Stargell and the eventual champion Pirates.[citation needed]

In the 1983 postseason, McGregor allowed two runs in the openers of the ALCS and World Series, but lost both games by scores of 2–1 to the White Sox and Phillies, respectively. However, in Game 5, he shut out the Phillies in a complete game to end the series, four games to one. He remained a starting pitcher on the Orioles for the next five seasons, and made his final appearance on April 27, 1988.[citation needed]

After his baseball career ended, McGregor worked as a youth pastor and for five years headed a church in Dover, Delaware.[5]

In 2002, McGregor returned to baseball as a pitching coach in Class A ball, and began working his way up.[5] He was named interim Orioles bullpen coach in late 2013 replacing Bill Castro, who was promoted to pitching coach. He did not return in 2014.[citation needed]

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SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "The 40 Greatest Orioles of All-Time - No. 26 - Scott McGregor". CamdenChat.com. February 27, 2006. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Official Site of The Bowie Baysox". baysox.com. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Garrity, John (August 17, 1981). "Love and Hate in El Segundo: Jack Brett & his sons". Sports Illustrated. p. 52.
  4. ^ "Yankees, Orioles make 10 man deal". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. June 16, 1976. p. 1, part 2.
  5. ^ a b Leavy, Jane (July 29, 1988). "SCOTT MCGREGOR AND THE PULPIT PITCH". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved September 18, 2017.

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