A SUCCESSFUL FOUR YEARS
Maddux enters his fifth season as the Texas pitching coach after being named to the position on Nov. 3, 2008...staff has posted 3 consecutive sub-4.00 ERA's, just the second time in Rangers history that has happened (6 straight, 1974-79)...prior to Maddux's arrival, Rangers had not compiled a sub-4.00 ERA since 1990... staff finished in A.L.'s top 5 in ERA in both 2010 and 2011, just the 2nd time in club history that had happened (also 1977-79)...in his four years leading the staff, club has posted the four lowest ERA's in the "Ballpark Era"of 1994-2012...2012: Team ERA rose to season-high 4.00 just 6 times all season...staff recorded franchise records with 1286 strikeouts and 47 games of 10+ K's...A.L.-leading 16 games with no walks...bullpen's 3.33 ERA was lowest since 1983 (3.23)... 2011: Team-record 19 shutouts made Rangers just 7th A.L. club since introduction of DH to reach that total (since 1973)...staff's 3.79 ERA was lowest since 1983...featured 5 starters with 13+ wins, first A.L. team to do that since 1977...2010: Staff's 3.93 ERA ranked 4th in A.L., best ranking for Texas since 1983 (1st, club-record 3.31 ERA)...ERA was -0.45 lower than 2009, one of the 10 largest year-to-year drops in club history...recorded club-record 1181 strikeouts...2009: In his first year, led a staff that saw its ERA drop nearly a full run from 2008...the 0.99 drop was the second-largest in team history...opponents' .260 average in '09 was the lowest against the Rangers since 1990 (.248)...Rangers staff tossed 11 shutouts in '09, most by Texas since 1988 (11).
Joined the Rangers after 6 seasons as Brewers pitching coach from 2003-08...oversaw a Brewers staff that ranked 2nd in the N.L. with a 3.85 ERA in 2008, the lowest figure by a Milwaukee club in 16 years since registering a 3.43 ERA in 1992...that '08 club secured the National League Wild Card slot...the 3.85 figure was also over a half-run lower than in 2007, as the team's staff ERA dropped in each of his last 2 seasons there...the Brewers compiled ERA's below 4.00 in 2 of his last 4 seasons...during his six seasons with the organization, Milwaukee produced the 5th-best strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.12) in the National League.
Was the pitching coach for Double-A Round Rock in the Houston organization for over 2 seasons from the latter half of 2000 until 2002...his staff ranked 2nd in the Texas League with a 4.11 ERA in 2000, year that the Express won the league championship.
Played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues with Philadelphia (1986-89), Los Angeles (1990, 1999), San Diego (1991-92), New York-NL (1993-94), Pittsburgh (1995), Boston (1995-96), Seattle (1997), Montreal (1998-99), and Houston (2000)...appeared in the playoffs with Boston in 1995, tossing 3.0 shutout innings in 2 games against Cleveland in the American League Division Series.
Michael Ausley Maddux...Mike and his wife, Lise, have two daughters, Makayla and Lexie...is an avid hunter, golfer, and fisherman... attends SMUand TCU sporting events...attends Marquette University basketball, University of Wisconsin football, and also Green Bay Packers games while in Milwaukee...brother of former pitcher Greg Maddux, who currently works for the Rangers as Special Assistant to the GM...played three years at the University of Texas-El Paso...graduated from Rancho (NV) High School in 1979...for the fourth season, held a pitching clinic to raise funds for families from the local National Alopecia Areata Foundation...also hosted affected children and their families at a Rangers game.