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Roger Alan McDowell is the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves and was a right-handed relief pitcher for twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1996. He played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles of the American League. McDowell was a key component in the 1986 World Series champion New York Mets and was the winning pitcher in the deciding Game 7. His major league record of decisions was 70 wins and 70 losses. McDowell's family is of Scottish descent.

While McDowell was a stable major league-level pitcher, he was also notorious in the league and among fans as a prankster who would light firecrackers in the dugout. He also could skillfully wrap a wad of chewing gum around a cigarette, then secretly place the contraption on the heels of unsuspecting teammates' cleats. This is known as the hot foot. During a nationally televised game, he was filmed with his uniform on upside down – his pants over his head with his shoes on his hands. He also took part in an on-field mariachi band and wore earrings in the clubhouse to protest Cincinnati Reds' owner Marge Schott's banning of earrings. In 1992, McDowell made a cameo appearance in a two-part episode of Seinfeld called "The Boyfriend". The episode starred McDowell's ex-teammate, Keith Hernandez, and featured McDowell as a grassy knoll-type figure spitting on Cosmo Kramer and Newman during a Zapruder film parody after Kramer and Newman insulted Hernandez. McDowell also made several appearances on the MTV series of MTV Rock N' Jock softball games, often donning humorous costumes such as kilts and wigs.

McDowell was hired as the pitching coach of the Dodgers' single-A minor league South Georgia Waves for 2002 and 2003. He was promoted to the AAA Las Vegas 51s for 2004 and 2005. McDowell with Braves pitcher Mike Hampton in 2008. On October 29, 2005, McDowell was hired to replace Leo Mazzone as the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves after Mazzone became the coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Fredi Gonzalez was named Braves manager for the 2011 season after Bobby Cox retirement. McDowell was kept on as the pitching coach. McDowell and his wife, Gloria, have two daughters.

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