Ex-major league pitcher, supervisor Roger Craig dies at 93

Aug 11, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants former manager Roger Craig and manager Bruce Bochy (15) during the 1989 team reunion before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Oracle Park.

Aug 11, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants former supervisor Roger Craig and supervisor Bruce Bochy (15) in the course of the 1989 crew reunion earlier than the sport towards the Philadelphia Phillies at Oracle Park.
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Proper-hander Roger Craig, who gained three World Collection titles and later managed the San Francisco Giants to the Nationwide League pennant, died Sunday, the crew introduced. He was 93.

Craig gained two of his titles throughout his seven years with the Dodgers, the primary three in Brooklyn earlier than the crew moved to Los Angeles beginning with the 1958 season. The third crown got here in 1964, his one season with the St. Louis Cardinals.

He additionally pitched for the New York Mets of their first two seasons in 1962-63, and after his 12 months in St. Louis, appeared in a mixed 54 video games with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies in 1965-66.

Craig led the NL with 4 shutouts in 1959, the second of his title-winning seasons with the Dodgers. He went 11-5 with a 2.06 ERA. His solely different sub-3.00 ERA got here in his rookie season of 1955, once more contributing to the World Collection winners.

In seven World Collection video games, together with 4 begins, Craig went 2-2 with a 6.49 ERA in 26 1/3 innings.

Craig, identified for instructing pitchers the right way to throw a split-fingered fastball, managed the San Diego Padres for 2 seasons in 1978-79. In 1985, he started an eight-year run as skipper of the Giants, going 586-566 and reaching the World Collection in 1989. The Giants have been swept within the Bay Space sequence vs. the Oakland Athletics.

In a press release from the Giants, president Larry Baer known as Craig “a legendary member of our Giants household. Roger was beloved by gamers, coaches, entrance workplace employees and followers. He was a father determine to many and his optimism and knowledge resulted in a number of the most memorable seasons in our historical past.”

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