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Terry is in his 24th year as a major league hitting coach...He was named the Orioles hitting coach for the second time on October 6, 1998...This will be his 16th season as an Orioles coach and 2010 is the 12th year of his second stint with the club...Only three other men have served as long or longer continuously on the Orioles coaching staff: Elrod Hendricks (28), Harry Brecheen (14), Bill Hunter (13 1/2)...Crowley also served as the Orioles hitting coach from 1985-88 under former managers Joe Altobelli, Earl Weaver, Cal Ripken, Sr., and Frank Robinson...In 2008, his offense set a franchise record with 322 doubles and in 2004 under his tutelage, the Orioles set a club record with a team batting average of .281, topping the previous club record (.279), and hits in a season (1,614)...Within the last six seasons, individual players have established new club single-season records for batting average (Melvin Mora, .340 in 2004), RBI (Miguel Tejada, 150 in 2004), doubles (Brian Roberts, 56 in 2009) and hits (Miguel Tejada, 214 in 2006). In between his stretches with the Orioles, "Crow" served as minor league hitting instructor for the Boston Red Sox in 1989 and 1990 before spending eight seasons as the Minnesota Twins' batting coach, 1991-1998...In 1984, after finishing his playing career, Terry was the Orioles' minor league batting instructor.


Crowley was selected by the Orioles in the 11th round of the 1966 First Year Player Draft...He debuted for the Orioles in 1969...On April 6, 1973, he became the Orioles' first-ever designated hitter...He played for the Orioles in 12 of his 15 major league seasons (1969-73 and 1976-82) and also played for Atlanta, Cincinnati and Montreal...He finished his career with a .250 batting average, 42 HR, and 229 RBI...He appeared in three World Series, two with Baltimore (1970 and 1979) and one with Cincinnati (1975)...Crowley signed with the Montreal Expos as a free agent on May 25, 1983 and finished his playing career that year...He is 13th all-time in Major League history with 108 pinch hits...In 1980, he had major league career highs with 67 hits, 12 HR and 50 RBI...His major league debut came as a pinch-hitter on September 4, 1969 at Detroit against Earl Wilson...On September 13, 1969 vs. Cleveland, he singled off Steve Hargan for his first major league hit...He hit his first major league HR off Dave Boswell on May 1, 1970 vs. Minnesota...His first career grand slam came as a pinch hitter off Roger Nelson on July 23, 1972 at Kansas City.


Married to the former Janet Boyle...Four children: Karlene, Terry, Jr., Jimmy and Karen...Nicknamed "Crow"...Attended Long Island University, where he was named All-America and All-Met Conference in baseball...Both of his sons played minor league baseball...Terry, Jr., was Baltimore's 8th round pick in the 1986 First Year Player Draft, while Jimmy, also an infielder, was Boston's 11th round pick in '91 after being named first team Coaches All-America as a junior at Clemson.

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