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Carl Willis

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Win–loss record  22–16
Role  Baseball Coach
Earned run average  4.25
Spouse  Rachel Willis
Strikeouts  222
Position  Pitcher
Name  Carl Willis

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Education  University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Team coached  Boston Red Sox (Pitching Coach, since 2015)
Children  Bryson Willis, Ally Willis, Daniel Willis
Similar People  John Farrell, Jeff Datz, Joel Skinner, Luis Rivera, Kelly Shoppach

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Carl Blake Willis (born December 28, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and the current pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox. He was previously the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians and the Seattle Mariners.


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Willis played for nine seasons in the majors as a relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins.

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Playing career

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Willis was a member of one World Series championship team: the Twins in the 1991 World Series. In nine seasons he had a 22-16 win–loss record, 267 games, 2 games started, 81 games finished, 13 saves, 390 innings pitched, 424 hits allowed, 210 runs allowed, 184 earned runs allowed, 28 home runs allowed, 115 walks allowed, 222 strikeouts, 2 hit batsmen, 20 wild pitches, 1,668 batters faced, 25 intentional walks, 3 balks and a 4.25 ERA.

Coaching career

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From 2003 to 2009 he served as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians.

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On November 30, 2009, Willis was named the Seattle Mariners minor-league pitching coordinator. On August 9, 2010, Willis was promoted to the Seattle Mariners Coaching Staff as the new Pitching Coach replacing Rick Adair who was fired along with Manager Don Wakamatsu & Bench Coach Ty Van Burkleo. Carl served in this capacity until 2013.

Carl has had four pitchers win Cy Young awards during his time as their pitching coach: CC Sabathia in 2007, Cliff Lee in 2008, Felix Hernandez in 2010, and Rick Porcello in 2016.

In 2015, Willis was named to be the pitching coach for the Columbus Clippers in the Cleveland Indians organization.

On May 9, 2015, Willis was named as the pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox, replacing Juan Nieves.


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