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.
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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, and a record of 164-139.