Crim was an All-American pitcher for the University of Hawaii at Manoa before being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 1982 MLB amateur draft. Crim played with the Brewers from 1987 to 1991. He led the American League in games pitched in ’88 and’89 earning Sporting News Magazine’s “Top Set-Up Man” in both years. He was traded to the California Angels in 1991 for Mike Fetters. He pitched for the Angels until 1993 when he was released with a shoulder injury. He was picked up by the Chicago Cubs in 1994 where he spent a year before retiring. In his 8 year career, Crim pitched in 449 games, posted an ERA of 3.83, a record of 47-43, 334 strikeouts and 45 saves.
Crim then ran the successful “SHO-ME” instructional baseball camp in Los Angeles. In 2004 he became the head coach for the Canyon Cowboys. He left the school in 2006 to become a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2009 Crim was hired as the pitching coach for the Dodgers Advanced Rookie Affiliate Ogden Raptors. In 2010 Crim was promoted to pitching coach of Single-A affiliate Great Lakes Loons where they led the league in pitching. Crim spent last year as the coach of Double-A affiliate Chattanooga Lookouts.
Chuck Crim replaces Ken Howell who held that position since 2008 before becoming the Dodgers assistant pitching coach. Crim joins hitting coach Mark McGwire, and assistant hitting coach John Valentin as new additions to the Dodger coaching staff.