Red Sox pick AOF legend Juan Nieves as new pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox are trying to crawl back into their fans’ good graces by cleaning up their act. Part of their rebuilding process has been building a new coaching staff. Today, they announced that they hired Juan Nieves, who was a star athlete at Avon Old Farms.


Nieves graduated from Avon Old Farms in Connecticut before pitching parts of three seasons in the majors for Milwaukee. going 32-25 with a 4.71 ERA. He no-hit the Orioles on April 15, 1987.

Nieves is in Avon Old Farms’s Hall of Fame. He compiled a career record of 19-1 with a 1.05 ERA in three years at the school from 1980-83 and, in addition to baseball, captained the cross-country and basketball teams.

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