Ron Guidry

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Ron Guidry
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Born: August 28, 1950
Lafayette , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Strikes: Left Throws: Left
Debut in Major League Baseball
July 27,  1975  with the  New York Yankees
Last MLB assignment
September 27,  1988  with the  New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(until end of career)
Win-loss    170-91
Earned Run Average    3.29
Strikeouts    1,778


Ronald Ames "Ron" Guidry (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette , Louisiana ) is a retired American baseball player in Major League Baseball. His nicknames are Louisiana Lightning or Gator .


Ron Guidry spent his 14 seasons in the Major League all in the jersey of the New York Yankees . The left-handed pitcher had over 20 wins three times, but he is best remembered by the 1978 season. Guidry scored 25 wins in only three defeats, had an ERA of 1.74, threw nine shutouts and had a total of 248 strikeouts. Because of these achievements, he also received the Cy Young Award of the American League and was second behind Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox in the choice of MVP . On June 17, 1978, he got 18 strikeouts in a single game against the California Angels . Also the playoff against the Red Sox on October 2nd ended Guidry as the victorious pitcher. That year, Guidry was honored with the Associated Press' Athlete of the Year award .

With the Yankees, Guidry won two World Series titles in 1977 and 1978. From 1982 to 1986 he won the Gold Glove Award five times . However, problems arose on his limb since 1981, which significantly reduced his performance potential. He underwent shoulder surgery after the 1988 season, tried a comeback through the minor leagues , but without success. So Guidry ended his playing career on July 12, 1989.

On August 23, 2003, the Yankees erected a plaque in Monument Park for Guidry and no longer assigned his number 49. From the 2006 season he is employed as a pitching coach for the Yankees.

His stations as a player

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