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Ron Perranoski

Ron Perranoski
Born: (1936-04-01) April 1, 1936 (age 78)
Paterson, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 14, 1961 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
June 17, 1973 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Win–Loss record 79–74
Earned run average 2.79
Strikeouts 687
Saves 179

Career highlights and awards

Ronald Peter Perranoski (born April 1, 1936 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher, having played from 1961 through 1973.

In 1963, Perranoski won 16 of 19 relief decisions for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who would go on to win the 1963 World Series in four consecutive games over the New York Yankees. He appeared in one World Series game that season, and earned a save.

Perranoski grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey,[1] where he attended Fair Lawn High School.[2]

Perranoski attended Michigan State University, where he was a teammate and friend of Dick Radatz, who also would become a standout reliever in the 1960s. After his playing career ended, Perranoski was the Dodgers' minor league pitching coordinator (1973–80), then the MLB pitching coach for Los Angeles for 14 seasons (1981–94). He joined the San Francisco Giants as minor league pitching coordinator in 1995, was promoted to bench coach in 1997 and then to pitching coach in 1998-99. He has been a special assistant to general manager Brian Sabean since 2000.

In 1983, Ron Perranoski was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.[3]


  • June 9, 1958: Signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent.
  • April 8, 1960: Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Lee Handley (minors), Johnny Goryl, and $25,000 to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Don Zimmer.
  • November 28, 1967: Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with Bob Miller and Johnny Roseboro to the Minnesota Twins for Mudcat Grant and Zoilo Versalles.
  • July 30, 1971: Selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers from the Minnesota Twins.
  • July 31, 1972: Released by the Detroit Tigers.
  • August 7, 1972: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • October 19, 1972: Released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • April 6, 1973: Signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
  • October 4, 1973: Released by the California Angels.

See also


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • First Game boxscore
Preceded by
Red Adams
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Dave Wallace

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