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Retired pitcher Bob Tewksbury hired by MLBPA

NEW YORK – Retired pitcher Bob Tewksbury was hired as director of player development by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

The 53-year-old, who graduated from Merrimack Valley and lives in Concord, was 110-102 over 13 seasons in a career that ended in 1998. He was an All-Star in 1992, when he went 16-5 for St. Louis and finished third in NL Cy Young Award voting.

Tewksbury earned a Master’s degree in sports psychology and counseling from Boston University in 2004. Tewksbury has been a sports psychology coach for the Boston Red Sox and his responsibilities in the newly created position will include counseling, plus assisting players in post-career preparation and transitioning.

His hiring was announced yesterday.

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