34. 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
 
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Many Yankees fans know Mel Stottlemyre as the Pitching Coach who helped his staff and the team win four World Series rings.  Perhaps because he played for New York at a time when they were not regular fixtures in the Fall Classic, the contributions of Stottlemyre on the mound, is not celebrated as much as it should be.

We will fix that here.

As of this writing, Stottlemyre is still 8th overall in Pitching bWAR for the Yankees and actually adds to the overall traditional metric as he was a slightly above average hitting Pitcher.  Three times Stottlemyre would win 20 Games, and was a five time All Star.  He also has a very good career ERA of 2.97.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1961 Season.
  • Departed: Released 3/29/75.
  • Games Played: 360
  • Notable Statistics: 164-139 Record
    356 Games Started
    2.97 ERA
    152 Complete Games
    2,661.1 Innings Pitched
    1,256 Strikeouts
    3.37 FIP
    1.219 WHIP
    35.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star (1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
    Most Innings Pitched (1965)
    Most Complete Games (1965 & 1969)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1965, 1967 & 1973)
    Most Assists by a Pitcher (1967 & 1969)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Pitcher (1967 & 1969)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1968 & 1972)
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