PERSONAL: Richard Arlen Anderson...wife Rhonda (Mason), daughters Cortnie (9/11/82) and Ashley (10/27/91), and son Ricky (6/7/86)...1975 graduate of Mariner (WA) High School where he was selected to the All-State team in senior season...attended Everett Community College and the University of Washington.
COACHING CAREER: Worked his 11th season as pitching coach in 2012...named Twins pitching coach January 7, 2002...named pitching coach for Triple-A Salt Lake prior to 1995 season...served as pitching coach for Double-A Nashville 1993-94...served as pitching coach for Single-A Kenosha 1990-92...joined Twins organization as pitching coach for Rookie Sarasota in 1989.
PLAYING CAREER: Tossed a 9.0-inning no-hitter May 12, 1979 vs. Double-A Shreveport...named to International League All-Star team in 1985... began 1986 season at Triple-A Tidewater and recalled June 8...made major league debut June 9, 1986 vs. Philadelphia...recorded first major league win August 6, 1986 at Chicago-NL...only professional save August 10, 1986 at Montreal...acquired by Kansas City along with catcher Ed Hearn and pitcher Mauro Gozzo from the Mets in exchange for pitcher David Cone and catcher Chris Jelic March 27, 1987...began 1988 season at Triple-A Omaha before being promoted to Kansas City and pitched a season-high 7.1 innings June 22 at Chicago-AL.
PROFESSIONAL: New York Mets 24th round pick in the 1978 First-Year Player Draft; signed by scout Marvin Scott.