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Danny Cox
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Pitcher
Born: (1959-09-21) 21 September 1959 (age 62)
Northampton, England
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 6, 1983, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1995, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record74–75
Earned run average3.64
Strikeouts723
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Bradford Cox (born 21 September 1959) is a British-born American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals (1983–1988), the Philadelphia Phillies (1991–1992), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1992), and the Toronto Blue Jays (1993–1995), after which he retired from active play.

Danny Cox was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, where his father was stationed while serving in the United States Air Force. When he was two, Cox and his family moved back to the United States. They settled in Warner Robins, Georgia, where he attended Warner Robins High School. After high school, He attended Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama before receiving a scholarship to Troy University in Troy, Alabama. Cox was selected in the 13th round of the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cardinals. Over Cox’ eleven-year big league career, he won 74, lost 75, recorded a 3.64 earned run average (ERA), 21 complete games, five shutouts, and eight saves. Cox won Game 3 of the 1985 National League Championship Series with the Cardinals trailing 2 games to none. He pitched well in the 1985 World Series, but earned two no-decisions. Cox pitched a shutout in Game 7 of the 1987 National League Championship Series, and was the winning pitcher in Game 5 of the 1987 World Series. After being removed in Game 7, he argued with umpire Dave Phillips; Cox was then ejected, as he left the field.[1]

Cox was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame on May 2, 2022.[2]

Coaching career

Cox managed the Gateway Grizzlies, a Frontier League team based in Sauget, Illinois from 2003–2006, compiling a record of 197-175 and one league championship. In 2008, he coached the New Athens, Illinois High School baseball team, however he resigned mid-season. Cox currently frequents clinics in the St. Louis area, and offers pitching lessons to young players near his Freeburg, Illinois home.

In February 2009, Cox was named pitching coach for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League.

On 17 December 2009, the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball named Cox pitching coach for the 2010 season.

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota Twins 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2 box score". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet. 25 October 1987. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ Miller, Cory (2 May 2022). "5 on your side's Frank Cusumano inducted into St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame". KSDK-TV. Retrieved 16 May 2022.