277. Mel Stottlemyre

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277. Mel Stottlemyre
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 13, 1941 in Hazleton, MO USA
  • Weight: 178 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 12, 1964
  • Final Game: August 16, 1974
  • TSN All-Star - 1965
  • MVP - 1964
  • MVP - 1965
  • MVP - 1968
  • MVP - 1969
 
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Mel Stottlemyre is known more for his work as a Pitching Coach for the New York Yankees, where he won four World Series Rings, after winning one with the Mets.  This was impressive, but it should not overshadow what he was as a player.

Stottlemyre only played for the Yankees (1964-74), and while this was not a period where the Bronx Bombers won a World Series, the righthander did his job on the mound.  Stottlemyre was a five-time All-Star and a three-time 20 Game winner, and he used guile and intelligence to get his outs.  That craftiness served him well as a coach, and his overall career is a Hall of Fame worthy one.  Of course, the Hall doesn’t work that way.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Hazelton, Missouri, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Tuesday, 01 January 1980
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: New York Yankees
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    All-Star (5) (1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
    Most Innings Pitched (1) (AL) (1965)
    Most Complete Games (2) (AL) (1965 & 1969)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL; 1968, 10th)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    1 Top Ten Finish (WHIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (BB/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    44.  Shutouts: 40

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A
  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Yankee

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