UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS: Maddux enters his seventh season as the Texas pitching coach after being named to the position on Nov. 3, 2008...the only pitching coach in club history with a longer tenure was Tom House (seven-plus seasons, 1985-92)...staff posted four consecutive sub-4.00 ERA's from 2010-13, just the second time in Rangers history that had happened (six straight, 1974-79)...Rangers joined four other clubs with sub-4.00 ERA's each of those four years: also Braves, Cardinals, A's and Rays...prior to Maddux's arrival, Rangers had not compiled a sub-4.00 ERA since 1990...team's 3.94 ERA over his first five seasons from 2009-13 was the Rangers' lowest ERA over a five-year span since 1981-85 (3.92)...Rangers finished in A.L.'s top five in ERA in three of four seasons from 2010-13, first time that had happened since 1978-81...in his six years leading the staff, club has posted the six lowest ERA's in the "Ballpark Era" of 1994-2014.
2014: Texas set an MLB record with 40 pitchers used, and tied Colorado for most starters used in 2014 (15)...club's 17 shutouts were highest total in MLB history by a club with ERA as high as 4.49...the 17 shutouts ranked second in A.L. and were second-most in Texas history...following the season, was on MLB coaching staff for Japan All-Star Series 2014.
2013: Staff's 3.62 ERA ranked fourth in A.L., the sixth-lowest ERA in a full season in team history, lowest since 1983 (club-record 3.31)...was also lowest figure ever by a Maddux-led staff...pitchers set club records with 1309 strikeouts and a .236 opponents average with runners in scoring position...bullpen set club record with a 2.89 ERA...staff issued five runs-or-less in 31 straight games from July 31-Sept. 3, longest streak by any A.L. team in the designated hitter era (since 1973).
2012: Staff recorded franchise record with 47 games of 10+ K's...A.L.-leading 16 games with no walks.
2011: Team-record 19 shutouts made Rangers just seventh A.L. club since introduction of DH to reach that total (since 1973)...featured five starters with 13+ wins, first A.L. team to do that since 1977.
2010: Staff's 3.93 ERA ranked fourth in A.L., best ranking for Texas since 1983...ERA was -0.45 lower than 2009.
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.
PRIOR TO TEXAS: Joined the Rangers after six seasons as Brewers' pitching coach from 2003-08...oversaw a Brewers' staff that ranked second 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 2008 club secured the National League Wild Card slot...team's staff ERA dropped in each of his last two seasons there...during his six seasons with the organization, Milwaukee produced the fifth-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 two seasons from the latter half of 2000 until 2002.
PLAYING CAREER: 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 three shutout innings in two games against Cleveland in the American League Division Series.
PERSONAL: Michael Ausley Maddux...Mike and his wife, Lise, have two daughters, Makayla and Lexie...is an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman...attends SMU and TCU sporting events...attends Marquette University basketball, University of Wisconsin football and also Green Bay Packers games while in Milwaukee...brother of 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee 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.