Doug Brocail

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Doug Brocail
Brocail with the San Diego Padres
Born: (1967-05-16) May 16, 1967 (age 51)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1992, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2009, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 52–48
Earned run average 4.00
Strikeouts 642

Douglas Keith Brocail (born May 16, 1967) is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

Playing career

High school years

Brocail attended Lamar High School in Lamar, Colorado where he won All-State honors in football, basketball, and baseball.

Major league career

Doug was the first round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 1986, but did not make his major league debut until 1992 because of injuries sustained in the minors. Initially a starter, Brocail went 4–13 in his first full season (1993) before being converted to relief. More arm problems kept Brocail out of the major leagues for nearly four years (2000–04).

Coaching career

Houston Astros

After the Houston Astros fired pitching coach Brad Arnsberg on June 14, 2011, Brocail was named the interim pitching coach.[1]

In October 2013, Brocail was reassigned by the Astros to the role of special assistant.[2]

Texas Rangers

In November 2015, Brocail was offered a spot as the Texas Rangers pitching coach by Rangers manager Jeff Banister. Brocail accepted the position, replacing the departed Mike Maddux. Brocail leads a highly regarded pitching staff that is led by ace Cole Hamels in 2017.[3] He was fired by the Rangers after the 2018 season.[4]

Personal life

Brocail and his wife Lisa have five daughters. The family lives in Missouri City, Texas.

On September 13, 2004, Brocail was involved in an incident at the McAfee Coliseum, when the Texas Rangers were playing the Oakland Athletics. His rookie teammate Frank Francisco, angry at a fan for heckling Brocail, hoisted a folded chair into the stands, striking a female fan and breaking her nose.[5] Brocail would later pitch ​13 of an inning.

Brocail underwent angioplasty on March 11, 2006. He had complained of chest tightness that radiated into both arms. He already was being treated for an abscessed tooth and asthma. He only returned to the active roster on July 14.

See also


  1. ^ Calcaterra, Craig. "Astros fire their pitching coach". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Ortiz, Jose. "Astros make changes to Porter's staff". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Texas Rangers hire Doug Brocail as pitching coach". Associated Press. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Memorable Brawls". Archived from the original on January 14, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2007.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Preceded by
Brent Strom
Houston Astros pitching coach
Succeeded by
Brad Arnsberg
Preceded by
Mike Maddux
Texas Rangers pitching coach
Succeeded by
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