10. 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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In the storied franchise of the New York Yankees Ron Guidry was responsible for some of the best seasons ever for a Starting Pitcher.

The man known as “Louisiana Lightning” anchored the team to consecutive World Series wins in 1977 & 1978, the latter of which saw him win the American League Cy Young Award.  The master of the slider went 25 and 3 with a 1.74 ERA and 0.946 WHIP.  Notably, he also went 4-0 in the postseason during those two World Series wins.

Guidry was not a one-season wonder.  Five other times he finished in the top ten in Cy Young voting and the career Yankee would finish his fourteen-year career going 170 and 91 with a pair of ERA and WHIP titles.  He isn’t a Hall of Famer, but a Veterans Committee could put him one day.

Perhaps they should!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round of the Amateur Draft 6/8/71.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1988 Season.
  • Games Played: 368
  • Notable Statistics: 170-91 Record
    323 Games Started
    3.29 ERA
    95 Complete Games
    4 Saves
    2,392 Innings Pitched
    1,778 Strikeouts
    3.27 FIP
    1.184 WHIP
    47.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1977 & 1978)
    Cy Young (1978)
    All Star (1978, 1979, 1982 & 1983)
    Gold Glove (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1984)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1978)
    Lowest ERA (1978 & 1979)
    Most Wins (1978 & 1985)
    Lowest WHIP (1978 & 1981)
    Lowest H9 (1978)
    Lowest BB9 (1986)
    Most Complete Games (1983)
    Most Shutouts (1978)
    Highest SO/BB (1981)
    Highest ERA+ (1978)
    Lowest FIP (1977, 1978 & 1979)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984)
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