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Named Phillies bullpen coach on 10/21/15; had role changed to assistant pitching coach following the 2016 season...Spent the previous 5 years (2011-15) as MIL's pitching coach...In 2012, MIL's pitching staff finished with 1,402 SO, which was the 2nd-highest total in ML history (2003 CHI - 1,404)...Served as pitching coach for both FLA (2006-07) and BAL (2008-10)...Named ML Coach of the Year by Baseball America in 2006 after his FLA staff became the first in ML history to have 4 rookies with at least 10 wins each: Josh Johnson (12-7), Scott Olsen (12-10), Ricky Nolasco (11-11) and Anibal Sanchez (10-3)...Spent 22 years (1984-2005) in CHI's organization as a coach at both the major and minor league levels...Managed one season (2003) for Daytona (A)...Had stints as the ML assistant pitching coach (1996-98; 2000-01) and bullpen coach (2002)...Coached in the minor leagues at Pikeville (R, 1984), Winston-Salem (A, 1985-86), Wytheville (R, 1987), Peoria (A, 1988-89), Charlotte (AA, 1990-91), Iowa (AAA, 1992; 1999; 2004-05) and Orlando (AA, 1993)...Worked 2 seasons (1994-95) as CHI's minor league pitching coordinator


Originally drafted in 1977 by STL (January) and LAD (June), but opted to remain in college...Was a fourth-round selection by MIL in 1979 and pitched five seasons (1979-83) in their Minor League system


Richard Alan Kranitz… Married, wife's name is Kelly… Graduate of Apollo High School (AZ)… Attended Yavapai Junior College (AZ) and was a member of the school's 1977 national championship team… Also attended Oklahoma State University for two years.

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