Anthony Charles Telford (born March 6, 1966) is a retired professional baseball pitcher who currently works for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). As a player, the Baltimore Orioles selected him in the third round of the 1987 MLB draft from San Jose State , where he was named an All-American . He spent nine total seasons pitching mainly in relief for the Orioles, Montreal Expos , and Texas Rangers .

Professional career

Playing career

The Orioles selected Telford in the third round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft from San Jose State , where he had been named an All-American . [3] In his major league debut on August 19, 1990 , he was credited as the winning pitcher in the Orioles' 3–2 victory over the Oakland Athletics . In seven innings as the game's starting pitcher , Telford allowed just one hit with no earned runs . [3]

Telford spent the bulk of his career as a middle relief pitcher for the Montreal Expos from 1997 to 2001 . In first four seasons for the Expos, he posted earned run averages of 3.24, 3.86, 3.96 and 3.79 while pitching between 78 1 3 and 96 innings each season. He played his last game with the Texas Rangers in 2002 .

Post-playing career

In 2007, Telford was the pitching coach for the Aiken Foxhounds in the independent South Coast League . [4] In January 2010, the Pittsburgh Pirates hired Telford into their newly created position of Personal Development Coordinator. [5] In 2013 and 2014, Telford played in charity baseball games with other retired players. [6] [7] [8]

Personal life

A graduate of San José State University and Silver Creek High School in San Jose, California , Telford resides in Odessa, Florida . He is a devout Christian and married with three children.