RiverHawks name Harris pitching coach
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May 23, 2007 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Rockford pitchers can now turn to a major-league veteran for advice.

The Rockford RiverHawks announced today that former major-league pitcher Reggie Harris has joined J.D. Arndt’s coaching staff as pitching coach. Harris comes to Loves Park with 19 years of professional pitching experience and was a first-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 1987 amateur draft.

Harris, 38, served six separate stints in the major leagues, finishing with a 2-3 record in 83 appearances. He completed 121 innings with an ERA of 4.91. Harris last pitched in the majors for the 1999 Milwaukee Brewers, striking out eleven batters in eight innings, while boasting an ERA of 3.00.

He also completed more than 1,100 innings of minor league service, posting an ERA of 5.08 while tallying 58 victories. Harris last pitched for the 2006 Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Independent Northern League, making one relief appearance.

He will begin coaching Wednesday night in Windy City and will wear number 30.

The RiverHawks are the Western Division champions of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 15th season in 2007. The RiverHawks begin their sixth season on May 23 at Windy City. The home opener is at 7:05 p.m. May 25, when the RiverHawks host Windy City. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. All games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM). Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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