During his tenure in Boston, his pitching staffs compiled an 823-687 record while Pedro Martinez captured two Cy Young Awards (1999 and 2000). Boston also led the American League in ERA, shutouts and strikeouts, while allowing the fewest hits, walks and runs in 1999.
"Joe Kerrigan brings to the Pirates, a long and successful track record of developing and maximizing the performance of the pitchers on his staff," said Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington. "His teaching ability, work ethic and game planning will pay immediate dividends. Joe's passion, knowledge and experience will make a quality impact on our organization."
Kerrigan began his coaching career as the Bullpen Coach with the Montreal Expos in 1983, a position he held for four seasons before working as a Pitching Coach in Montreal's minor league system for five years. From 1992-96 Kerrigan served as Pitching Coach with the Expos, where his staff posted the second-best ERA (3.25) in 1992, led the N.L. with a 3.56 ERA in 1994 and finished in the top five in ERA four times.
A right-handed pitcher during his playing days, Kerrigan spent parts of four seasons in the majors with Montreal (1976- 77) and Baltimore (1978 and 1980). Originally selected by the Expos in the first round (10th pick overall) of the January 1974 draft, Kerrigan made his big league debut with Montreal on July 9, 1976. A native of Philadelphia, Kerrigan attended Temple University.