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Doug Bair
Born: August 22, 1949 (1949-08-22) (age 60)
Defiance, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 13, 1976 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1990 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Record     55-43
ERA     3.63
Strikeouts     689
Saves     81
Career highlights and awards

Charles Douglas Bair (born August 22, 1949, in Defiance, Ohio) is a right-handed former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played all or part of fifteen seasons in the majors, from 1976 until 1990, for seven different teams. In 2008, he served as pitching coach for the Dayton Dragons, but was let go at the end of the season.[1]

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Bowling Green State University in the 2nd round of the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft, Bair made his major league debut with the Pirates on September 13, 1976, and appeared in his final game on October 3, 1990, at the age of 41. Bair pitched in 584 games during his long career, all but five in relief. His best season was in 1978 with the Cincinnati Reds, when he had 28 saves and an ERA of 1.97 in 70 games.

Bair was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals 1982 World Series Championship team and the Detroit Tigers 1984 World Series Championship team. A few days before the 1982 World Series his daughter, Heather Lea Bair, was born.

In 2006, Bair served as pitching coach of the Billings Mustangs, the rookie-level minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Bair spent 2007 and 2008 as pitching coach for the Dayton Dragons, the A Ball Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.[1]

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