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Galen Cisco

Galen Cisco
Born: (1936-03-07) March 7, 1936 (age 79)
St. Marys, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 11, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 7, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 25–56
Earned run average 4.56
Innings pitched 659

Galen Bernard Cisco (born March 7, 1936 in St. Marys, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between

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A two-sport star, Cisco earned All-America and All-Big Ten honors and was a captain on the 1957 Ohio State Buckeyes football team, which won the national championship with a 9–1 record, playing both fullback and linebacker. As a pitcher for the Buckeyes, he compiled a career record of 12–2.

A curveball specialist, Cisco entered the Majors in

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  5. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. In a seven-season career, he posted a 25–56 record with a 4.56 ERA in 192 appearances, including 78 starts, nine complete games, three shutouts, two saves, and a 1.16 strikeout-to-walk ratio (325-to-281).

Following his playing retirement, Cisco became a pitching coach for the Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, serving for all or parts of 28 years. He spent six seasons with the Blue Jays (from

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Cisco resides in Celina, Ohio.[1]

Awards and recognitions

  • In 1995, Cisco was elected to the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame as a football and baseball player.
  • The St. Marys Rotary Club annually sponsors the presentation of the Galen Cisco Award. To be eligible for the award, a baseball player must be twelve years old (the last year of Little League eligibility), and voted by his teammates to be Team Most Valuable Player.

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Preceded by
Bob Lemon
Kansas City Royals pitching coach
Succeeded by
Billy Connors
Preceded by
Jim Brewer
Montreal Expos pitching coach
Succeeded by
Larry Bearnarth
Preceded by
Norm Sherry
San Diego Padres pitching coach
Succeeded by
Pat Dobson
Preceded by
Al Widmar
Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach
Succeeded by
Mel Queen
Preceded by
Johnny Podres
Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach
Succeeded by
Vern Ruhle