BASEBALL: Chavez bolts Rincon for Desert View - Tucson News Now

BASEBALL: Chavez bolts Rincon for Desert View

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • List of road closures for Saturday's El Tour de Tucson

    List of road closures for Saturday's El Tour de Tucson

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:23 PM EST2017-11-18 01:23:20 GMT

    According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, about 9,000 riders in El Tour de Tucson will be on the road from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. all around the Tucson metro area.

    According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, about 9,000 riders in El Tour de Tucson will be on the road from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. all around the Tucson metro area.

  • breaking

    Tucson police make arrest in two 13-year-old homicide cases

    Tucson police make arrest in two 13-year-old homicide cases

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:16 PM EST2017-11-17 22:16:21 GMT
    Damion Smith (Source: Tucson Police Department)Damion Smith (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    According to police, 38-year-old Damion Andre Smith was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Atlanta and is awaiting extradition to Pima County. 

    According to police, 38-year-old Damion Andre Smith was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Atlanta and is awaiting extradition to Pima County. 

  • breaking

    Tucson police arrest man wanted for October homicide

    Tucson police arrest man wanted for October homicide

    Thursday, November 16 2017 9:31 PM EST2017-11-17 02:31:23 GMT
    Mario Jesus Dorame (Source: Tucson Police Department)Mario Jesus Dorame (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    According to Tucson police, Mario Jesus Dorame, 43, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and booked into the Pima County Jail on his arrest warrant for first-degree murder. Police say Dorame had a relationship with the victim, 52-year-old Maria Escobedo, who was found deceased on Oct. 1.

    According to Tucson police, Mario Jesus Dorame, 43, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and booked into the Pima County Jail on his arrest warrant for first-degree murder. Police say Dorame had a relationship with the victim, 52-year-old Maria Escobedo, who was found deceased on Oct. 1.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Former big league pitcher Anthony Chavez is on the move again.

The Sunnyside School District has named the former Anaheim Angels pitcher as the new Desert View High School Head Baseball Coach.

Chavez comes to Desert View from Rincon where he spent one season as head coach (12-15). Prior to that he was head coach at Mountain View for four seasons. The Lions went 47-62 under Chavez during his tenure between 2008-2011

The San Jose native made his Major League debut on September 2, 1997 for the Angels in a game against the Colorado Rockies in the 9th inning where he struck out Dante Bichette and Quentin McCracken in a 7-2 loss.

Chavez made seven appearance during his only stint in the big leagues striking out ten batters in nine and a third innings (0.93).

Chavez played collegiately at San Jose State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Sports Academy. He was selected by the Angels in the 50th round of the 1992 MLB June Amateur Draft.

His 14-year professional pitching career, primarily as a closer, included 2 years for the Arizona Diamondbacks of which he spent both seasons (01-02) here in Tucson as a member of the Sidewinders; one season for the Oakland Athletics with the Triple-A Vancouver Canadians; and several other baseball clubs.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly