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Returns for his seventh campaign, sixth full season, as the Nationals' Pitching Coach...Since concluding a nine-year Major League career as a pitcher, McCatty is in his 19th season as a pitching coach at the professional level...Has overseen the ascension of the Nationals' pitching staff into a perennially elite unit… In 2014, the Nationals' staff led MLB in ERA (3.03) and starters' ERA (3.04), innings pitched (1470.2), fewest home runs allowed (110) & HR/9.0 IP (0.67), fewest walks (352) & walks/9.0 IP (2.15), along with the best strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.66), while ranking fourth in bullpen ERA (3.00)…Has nurtured the talents of two-time All-Star Jordan Zimmermann, strikeout leader Stephen Strasburg and rookie breakout star Tanner Roark, among others...In 2012, Nationals staff paced the NL in ERA (3.33), starters' ERA (3.40), wins (98), innings pitched (1468.1), batting average against (.237), WHIP (1.22), OBP against (.303), FIP (3.60) and holds (tied first, 105) en route to MLB's top run differential (+137)... Helped Gio Gonzalez post 21-win, 207-strikeout campaign in 2012...Ushered Stephen Strasburg into the big leagues in 2010...Joined Washington's big league staff as pitching coach on June 2, 2009, replacing Randy St. Claire, after serving the first two months of that season in the same role with Triple-A Syracuse...Spent three-plus seasons (2006-09) as the Nationals' Triple-A pitching coach...Began his coaching career with a seven-year stint with the Detroit Tigers, including three seasons as the Tigers' pitching coach from 2003-05… Enjoyed a three-year stint as the pitching coach for Triple-A Ottawa in the Orioles organization...From 1989-91, worked on the Oakland A's broadcast team...Worked one season as an analyst for ESPN.

Went 63-63 with 5 saves and 3.99 ERA in 221 games/161 starts during 9-year (1977-85) career with the Athletics...tallied 3 double-digit win seasons...won 11 games in 1979, then claimed 14 victories in both 1980 and '81...posted finest campaign in 1981...joined Mike Norris, Rick Langford and Matt Keough on vaunted A's starting staff...finished 14-7 with 2.33 ERA (credited with AL-leading 2.32 ERA due to stat formula used) and 16 complete games in just 22 starts in 1981...with 84 points/6 first-place votes, finished second in the 1981 AL Cy Young Award voting behind only MIL's Rollie Fingers (126 points/22 first-place votes)...14 wins in '81 tied for big league lead, and .211 batting average against paced all AL starting pitchers...ranked 2nd in complete 2 post-season starts in 1981, went 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA...went the distance, allowed one run on 6 hits, to earn the win in Game 2 of the ALDS at KCR...took the loss in Game 2 of the ALDS at NYY, allowing 5 runs in 3.1 1980, ranked 9th in the AL by allowing only 8.2 hits per 9.0 innings pitched...signed with OAK as amateur free agent in '73.

Steven Earl McCatty...Graduated from Troy (MI) High in 1972...Was an All-League, All-Detroit North and All-Oakland County baseball player, and also played basketball...Attended Macomb (MI) Community College...Served as a technical consultant for the Disney movie, "Angels in the Outfield"... Resides in Michigan with his wife, Audrey, and two sons: Luke and Shane.

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