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Frank Viola to be named coach with Brooklyn Cyclones

Frank Viola warms up before a game against

Frank Viola warms up before a game against against the New Orleans Zephyrs in the minor leagues. (July, 25, 1995) Credit: AP

Frank Viola, who grew up in East Meadow and became a World Series MVP and Cy Young Award winner, will be the pitching coach of the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones, according to several reports. 

Viola, called ``Sweet Music'' during his career,  pitched for the Mets from 1989-91, but had his big years with the Twins, where he was the Series MVP in 1987 and won the Cy Young Award in 1988.

Viola was 176-150 in 15 big league seasons.

Viola has been a TV analyst for Bright House Sports Network, a 24 hour local cable sports station in Florida.

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