Burt Hooton Named Pitching Coach For The TinCaps


The San Diego Padres announced on Monday that it had named Burt Hooton as pitching coach for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, a class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Hooton, 62, was a veteran of 15 Major League Seasons for the Chicago Cubs (1971-1975), Los Angeles Dodgers (1975-1984) and Texas Rangers (1985). As a member of the Cubs, Hooton threw a no-hitter in just his fourth career start against the Philadelphia Phillies.

He has an overall career record of 151-136 with 1,491 strike outs over 2,652 innings.

The Texan broke into coaching in 1988 with the Class-A Short-Season Salem (Oregon) Dodgers. From there he moved onto be the pitching coach of the San Antonio Missions from 1990-1994. For the 1995 and 1996 seasons, he served in the same capacity for the Triple-A Albuquerque Dukes. He then went on to coach collegiality at the University of Texas from 1997-1999.

He last served as a pitching coach for the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate.