Mel Stottlemyre

Baseball Pitcher and Coach Mel Stottlemyre

Full Name: Melvin Leon Stottlemyre Sr.
Profession: Baseball Pitcher and Coach

United States of America

Biography: Mel Stottlemyre was a star pitcher in high school and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1959. He opted to play college ball at the University of Missouri instead.

After college, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1964. He made his Major League debut in 1964 and became a regular starter in 1965.

Stottlemyre was a key member of the Yankees' pitching staff during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He won 20 games in 1968 and 1971. He was named to the All-Star team in 1968 and 1970.

He was traded to the Mets in 1974 and helped them win the World Series in 1973.

Stottlemyre retired from baseball in 1975.

Born: November 13, 1941
Birthplace: Hazleton, Missouri, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: January 13, 2019 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1965-07-20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • 1965-10-02 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
  • 1970-05-22 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
  • 1974-06-11 Mel Stottlemyre sets an American League record by making his 272nd consecutive start without pitching a game in relief
  • 1997-05-25 Todd and Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father and son to win 100 games in Major League Baseball

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