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Scott David Radinsky

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Pitcher Scott Radinsky began his professional career the day after his high school graduation, when he was signed as the third-round pick of the 1986 amateur draft by the Chicago White Sox and scout Duane Shaffer. As a minor leaguer, Radinsky successfully returned from shoulder surgery to jump all the way from Class A ball in 1989 to the White Sox in 1990. He went on to pitch 11 major league seasons in relief for the White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cleveland Indians, mostly as a setup man.

Radinsky's career was full of setbacks. Radinsky missed all of the 1994 season after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Six years later, Radinsky injured his pitching elbow in his first game with the Indians, requiring Tommy John surgery. After rehabilitating the elbow, the left-hander returned to make two major league appearances in 2001 before retiring.

Radinsky is the all-time leader in games pitched by a Jewish player, with 557 appearances.

He has also been successful in the music industry. Radinsky is the singer of a punk rock band called Pulley, which has toured at least three continents and opened for bands such as Green Day. As of June 2005, its most recent album had sold nearly 50,000 copies.

Radinsky rejoined the Cleveland Indians organization in 2005 as a pitching coach for the South Atlantic League's Lake County Captains. He also coached for Team USA in the 2005 Baseball World Cup. He held the same post in 2006 with the Akron Aeros, and was appointed to the same position with the Buffalo Bisons in 2007 and 2008. In 2010, he became the Indians' bullpen coach. In 2012 he replaced Tim Belcher as the Indians' pitching coach. He would only last until August though, as he was replaced by Ruben Niebla on the big league staff. Radinsky was pitching coach of the Ogden Raptors in 2013 and Chattanooga Lookouts in 2014.

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