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Larry Rothschild

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Larry Rothschild
Larry Rothschild 2.jpg
Rothschild as pitching coach for the Yankees in 2014
San Diego Padres – No. 38
Pitcher / Manager / Coach
Born: (1954-03-12) March 12, 1954 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1981, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1982, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Pitching record0–0
Earned run average5.40
Games managed499
Managerial record205–294
Winning %.411
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Lawrence Lee Rothschild (born March 12, 1954) is an American professional baseball pitcher, coach, and manager. He currently serves as the pitching coach of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Rothschild played for the Detroit Tigers of MLB in 1981 and 1982. In addition to the Yankees, he has coached for the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, and Chicago Cubs. He served as the manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1998 through 2001.

Playing career

Rothschild was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is Jewish.[1][2][3] He graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois, and pitched for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. He signed as an amateur free agent with the Cincinnati Reds in 1975.[4]

Rothschild spent 11 years in the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, and Chicago Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 to 1985. He was 66–46 with 50 saves in the minor leagues.[4] He pitched in seven games in the major leagues for the Tigers, five in 1981 and two in 1982.

Coaching and managing career

Early coaching career

Rothschild then worked as a coach with the Reds from 1986 to 1993, winning a World Series ring in 1990 as the team's bullpen coach.

Rothschild worked with the Atlanta Braves as a pitching instructor in 1995 before joining the Florida Marlins in 1995 and staying until 1997, where he won another World Series ring in 1997.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Rothschild managed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beginning in their inaugural season of 1998 until early in the 2001 season, when he was fired as a result of three consecutive losing seasons and a 4–10 start to 2001.[5] During his time in Tampa Bay, Rothschild compiled a record of 205 wins and 294 losses. He spent the remainder of 2001 as a consultant with the Florida Marlins, and was hired as the Chicago Cubs pitching coach in 2002.

New York Yankees (2011–2019)

Rothschild (center) with Brian McCann (left) and Shane Greene (right)
Rothschild (center) with Brian McCann (left) and Shane Greene (right)

Prior to the 2011 season, Rothschild signed a three-year contract from the New York Yankees after Dave Eiland was fired.[6] Under Rothschild's tenure, the Yankees pitching staff has posted a 3.73 ERA in 2011, a 3.84 ERA in 2012, a 3.94 ERA in 2013, a 3.75 ERA in 2014, and a 4.05 ERA in 2015.

On October 17, 2013, Rothschild signed a one-year contract to remain with the Yankees.[7] His contract was renewed through the 2016 season. On October 7, 2016, he signed a one-year deal to remain with the Yankees through the 2017 season. Under Rothschild, starter Luis Severino finished with a 14-6 record with a 2.98 ERA, fourth in the league.[8]

During the 2017 season, the Yankees were fined after a phone conversation between Rothschild and replay room officials.[9]

On November 14, 2017, Rothschild signed a one-year contract to remain with the Yankees for the 2018 season.[10]

On October 28, 2019, the Yankees fired Rothschild.[11]

San Diego Padres

On November 8, 2019, Rothschild was hired as the pitching coach of the San Diego Padres.[12]

Personal life

Rothschild was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has three children with his wife, Jane,[13] and his son Scott plays varsity baseball for the University of Chicago Maroons.[14]


  1. ^ "Jewish Baseball Players". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Levisohn, Lisi (December 12, 2012). "A Jew In Pinstripes: Yanks Get Youkilis | Jewish Week". Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Peter S. Horvitz, Joachim Horvitz. The Big Book of Jewish Baseball. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  4. ^ a b ""Coach Bio" |". May 24, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Devil Rays fire manager Larry Rothschild; McRae hired through 2003". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Hoch, Bryan (November 19, 2010). "Rothschild named Yankees pitching coach". Major League Baseball. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  7. ^ Feinsand, Mark (October 16, 2013). "Yankees close to new deal with pitching coach Larry Rothschild". Daily News. New York. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  8. ^ ""Luis Severino Stats"". Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "What MLB found when it investigated Chris Young, the Yankees and Red Sox during Apple Watch scandal". SNY.
  10. ^ Gilberg, Mike Mazzeo, Ari. "Pitching coach Larry Rothschild to return to Yankees, may be only coach from Joe Girardi's staff to be retained".
  11. ^ "Yankees part ways with pitching coach Larry Rothschild". Newsday. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  12. ^ Martin, Dan. "Larry Rothschild lands with Padres after Yankees firing". NYP Holdings, Inc. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  13. ^ ""Manager and Coaches" | New York Yankees". Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "2018 Chicago Baseball Roster". The University of Chicago Athletics.

Further reading

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rick Williams
Florida Marlins Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Rich Dubee
Preceded by
Oscar Acosta
Chicago Cubs Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Mark Riggins
Preceded by
Dave Eiland
New York Yankees Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Matt Blake
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