Kerrigan, who spent the 2008 season in Philadelphia as a pre and post game radio/TV personality covering the National
League Champion Phillies, served the New York Yankees as Bullpen Coach for two seasons (2006-07) after working as a special
advisor to Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman in 2005. Prior to joining the Yankees, Kerrigan
spent two seasons (2003-04) as the Pitching Coach with Philadelphia. He also spent parts of five seasons in the same capacity
with Boston (1997-2001), until succeeding Jimy Williams as the 42nd manager in Red Sox history on August 16, 2001.
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