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Lee Tunnell #43

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Lee Tunnell
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• Begins his fifth full season as bullpen coach.....was named interim bullpen coach on 7/30/12 after Stan Kyles was dismissed
• The Milwaukee bullpen led the National League in strikeouts (548) and ranked second in winning percentage (23-15, .605), fifth in ERA (3.40) and fifth in opponent batting average (.238) in 2015
• Prior to his current position served the Brewers as minor league pitching coordinator (2009-12)
• From 2006-08 was with Cincinnati as bullpen coach (2006) and professional scout (2007-08).....also from 2007-08 worked with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League as director of North American scouting
• Served as pitching coach at Class-A Pulaski (1997), Class-A Charlotte (1998), Double-A Tulsa (1999) and Triple-A Oklahoma (2000-02 and '05) while in the Rangers organization.....also served as minor league pitching coordinator (2003-04) in Texas

• Was selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 1981 draft
• Went 22-28 with a 4.23 ERA in 132 games (66 starts) with Pittsburgh (1982-85), St. Louis (1987) and Minnesota (1989)
• Appeared in the 1987 World Series with the Cardinals
• Had a streak of 28.0 consecutive scoreless innings in 1983 with the Pirates, the longest streak by a National League starter that year 
• Pitched in Japan from 1991-93 with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks of the Pacific League
• Finished his playing career in the minor leagues with Colorado (1994) and Detroit (1995)

• Is married.....wife's name is Bea.....the couple has three daughters, Emily, Natalie and Jessica, and a son named James
• Graduated from Anderson (TX) High School, where he played baseball, basketball and football
• Attended Baylor University and returned to school while playing to earn his degree in general studies at Liberty College (VA)
• Enjoys reading and spending time with his grandchildren

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