Burt Hooton is a TinCap

by Bill Chuck on January 15, 2013

HootonBurt Hooton, 62, who pitched for the Cubs, Dodgers, and Rangers was just named the Fort Wayne TinCaps‘ pitching coach for 2013. The TinCaps are part of the Midwest League and are a Single A affiliate of the Padres. Hooton, 62, is joined on the coaching staff by second-year manager Jose Valentin and first-year hitting coach Morgan Burkhart.

Hooton most recently served as the pitching coach for Triple-A Oklahoma City of the Houston Astros organization.

On April 16, 1972, in his fourth career start, Hooton threw a no-hitter for the Cubs against the Philadelphia Phillies and finished his career with a 151-136 (.526) record with 1,491 strikeouts. over 2,652 innings. In the 1981 postseason, Hooton was 5-1 with a 0.82 ERA in five starts for the world champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Hooton was named both an All-Star and MVP of the National League Championship Series that season. 

In 2000, Hooton began the year as the pitching coach at Double-A Round Rock, a Houston Astros affiliate, before being named pitching coach of the major league club midway through the season. He remained with the Astros until the halfway point of the 2004 season.

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