Billy Muffett

Billy Muffett
Muffett with the Detroit Tigers in 1992
Born: (1930-09-21)September 21, 1930
Hammond, Indiana
Died: June 15, 2008(2008-06-15) (aged 77)
Monroe, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 3, 1957, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
April 28, 1962, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 16–23
Earned run average 4.33
Strikeouts 188

Billy Arnold Muffett (September 21, 1930 – June 15, 2008) was an American professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1957 to 1962. He would play for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and Boston Red Sox. In his playing days, he stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall, weighed 198 pounds (90 kg), and threw and batted right-handed. He was born in Hammond, Indiana.

Beginning his professional career in 1949, Muffett missed the 1952 and 1953 seasons due to military service.[1] He returned to minor league baseball in 1954.[2]

Muffett came to the major leagues with St. Louis in 1957 and fashioned his best overall season, winning three of five decisions, posting an earned run average of 2.25 and notching eight saves. Over his career, he won 16 and lost 23 (.410) with a 4.33 ERA in 125 games.

After retiring as a player, Muffett was a longtime MLB pitching coach for the Cardinals, California Angels and Detroit Tigers between 1967 and 1994, as well a minor league instructor. He coached on the Cardinals' 1967–68 National League pennant-winning clubs, and their 1967 World Series champion edition. He survived a bout with cancer in 1987, but continued in his role as Tiger pitching coach during his recovery.

Billy Muffett died June 15, 2008, at his home in Monroe, Louisiana.[3]

See also


  1. "Billy Muffett - BR Bullpen". Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  2. "Billy Muffett Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  3. Prince, Keith (June 17, 2008). "Longtime Monroe resident Billy Muffett, former Major League player and coach, dies at age 78". Archived from the original on June 18, 2008. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
Preceded by
Joe Becker
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach
Succeeded by
Barney Schultz
Preceded by
Tom Morgan
California Angels pitching coach
Succeeded by
Marv Grissom
Preceded by
Roger Craig
Detroit Tigers pitching coach
Succeeded by
Ralph Treuel

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