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Roger McDowell

Roger Alan McDowell (born December 21, 1960) is the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves and was a right-handed relief pitcher for twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1996. He played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles of the American League. McDowell was a key component in the 1986 World Series champion New York Mets and was the winning pitcher in the deciding Game 7. While McDowell was a stable major league-level pitcher, he was also notorious in the league and among fans as a prankster who would light firecrackers in the dugout. He also could skillfully wrap a wad of chewing gum around a cigarette, then secretly place the contraption on the heels of unsuspecting teammates' cleats. This is known as the hot foot. During a nationally televised game, he was filmed with his uniform on upside down – his pants over his head with his shoes on his hands.

Atlanta Braves Coach Fined, Suspended by MLB

Atlanta Braves Coach Fined, Suspended by MLB

Roger McDowell -- the Atlanta Braves pitching coach who allegedly hurled gay slurs at a group of fans earlier last weekend -- was suspended today by Major League Baseball. McDowell's suspension… READ MORE >

Atlanta Braves Coach Placed on 'Administrative Leave'

Atlanta Braves Coach Placed on 'Administrative Leave'

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been placed on "administrative leave" -- after he allegedly hurled several gay slurs at male fans during a game in San Francisco last weekend.As we… READ MORE >

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