Born: December 9, 1941|
|April 18, 1965 for the Baltimore Orioles|
Last MLB appearance
|April 18, 1980 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||3.12|
Career highlights and awards
Darold Duane Knowles (born December 9, 1941) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher, and the current pitching coach of the Florida State League's Dunedin Blue Jays. In the 1973 World Series, Knowles became the only pitcher to date to appear in all seven games of a World Series.
Knowles signed with the Baltimore Orioles in
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After the season, he and Jackie Brandt were traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jack Baldschun. He won the season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, pitching six innings of one-run ball to earn his first career win. His first career save came on May 12 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the
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Knowles began earning a reputation as a work-horse reliever, as he was used 61 times by manager Gil Hodges in
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Despite a 2–14 record in
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On May 8, 1971, the first place Oakland Athletics acquired Knowles and Mike Epstein for Frank Fernandez, Paul Lindblad and Don Mincher. Knowles only allowed four of 35 inherited runners to score, and earned seven saves and five wins out of a bullpen that already included Rollie Fingers and Bob Locker. The A's won the American League West by sixteen games over the Kansas City Royals, but were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1971 American League Championship Series. Knowles only appearance came in game three.
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1973 World Series
Knowles made five starts for the World Champion A's in
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Knowles had an off year in
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Knowles inherited the closer's role in Chicago, saving fifteen in
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Knowles did not enjoy playing in Canada, citing taxes, language problems and political unrest in Quebec as the reasons for his displeasure. After just one season in Montreal, Knowles signed a two-year deal with his home team St. Louis Cardinals.
Knowles made 48 appearances and earned six saves with the Cards in
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After eight years as a minor league pitching coach for the Cardinals, Knowles was hired as the Philadelphia Phillies' pitching coach in January
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- "1973 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. October 13–21, 1973.
- "Detroit Tigers 5, Baltimore Orioles 0". Baseball-Reference.com. September 8, 1965.
- "Philadelphia Phillies 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4". Baseball-Reference.com. April 14, 1966.
- "Philadelphia Phillies 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 1". Baseball-Reference.com. May 12, 1966.
- "Pitcher May Lose $100,000". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. January 26, 1968.
- "1969 Major League Baseball All-Star Game". Baseball-Reference.com. July 23, 1969.
- "1971 American League Championship Series, Game Three". Baseball-Reference.com. October 5, 1971.
- Eric Prewitt (October 6, 1972). "Vida Blue Looking for Playoff Start". Waycross Journal-Herald.
- "Oakland A's 1, Boston Red Sox 0". Baseball-Reference.com. August 14, 1973.
- "1973 World Series, Game One". Baseball-Reference.com. October 13, 1973.
- "1973 World Series, Game Seven". Baseball-Reference.com. October 21, 1973.
- "Knowles Goes Home". The Pittsburgh Press. January 17, 1979.
- Lott, John (January 13, 2014). "Toronto Blue Jays promote Gary Allenson to manage at Triple-A Buffalo". National Post. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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