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54.  Ron Guidry
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, LA USA
  • Weight: 161 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 27, 1975
  • Final Game: September 27, 1988
  • Cy Young Award - 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1978
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1978
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1981
  • Gold Glove - 1982
  • Gold Glove - 1983
  • TSN All-Star - 1983
  • Gold Glove - 1984
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 1984
  • Gold Glove - 1985
  • TSN All-Star - 1985
  • Gold Glove - 1986
 
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With a magical season, a pair of exceptional ones and a few very good ones, Ron Guidry had an excellent career in Baseball all with the Yankees. Theoretically, “Louisiana Lightning” did everything you want to accomplish in a career as he won the Cy Young Award (and was in the hunt for a few others) and won the World Series, which he did twice. However the knock on Guidry, is that he was only a full time player for nine seasons, and though he does have won of the most impressive winning percentages in Baseball, his longevity is questioned in regards to the immortals. In regards to the Hall of Fame, this generally does matter!


Should Ron Guidry be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 71.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 1994
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: New York Yankees
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Cy Young Award (1) (AL) (1978)
    4 Time All Star (1978, 1979, 1982 & 1983)
    Gold Gloves (5) (AL) (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986)
    Lowest Earned Run Average (2) (AL) (1978 & 1979)
    Most Wins (2) (AL) (1978 & 1985)
    Lowest WHIP: (2) (AL) (1978 & 1981)
    Lowest H/9 (1) (AL) (1978)
    Lowest BB/9 (1) (AL) (1986)
    Most Complete Games (1) (AL) (1983)
    Most Shutouts (1) (AL) (1978)
    Highest SO/BB (1) (AL) (1981)
    Highest ERA+ (1) (AL) (1978)
    Lowest FIP (3) (AL) (1977, 1978 & 1979)
    Highest WAR for Pitchers (1) (AL) (1978)
    World Series Rings (2) (New York Yankees, 1977 & 1978)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes (AL: 1978, 2nd)
    Other Top Ten Cy Young Finishes: (Won the 1978 AL Cy Young Award)(AL: 1977, 7th), (AL: 1979, 3rd), (AL: 1981, 7th), (AL: 1983, 5th) & (AL: 1985, 2nd)
    The Sporting News Player of the Year (1978)
    The Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year (1978)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1984)
    AL Babe Ruth Award (1975)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 62. WIn Probabilty Added: 23.5
    81. SO/BB: 2.809
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1994: 5.3
    1995: 5.4
    1996: 7.9
    1997: 6.6
    1998: 7.8
    1999: 6.2
    2000: 8.8
    2001: 5.2
    2002: 4.9
  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Yankee

Should Ron Guidry be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 71.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.3%

Comments   

+1 #1 Geoffrey Feldman 2013-04-22 03:33
Sandy Koufax was basically elected for six seasons. Guidry carried the Yankees on his back in 1978.
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