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Ron Guidry

Full Name: Ronald Ames Guidry
Profession: Baseball pitcher

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Why Famous: Ron Guidry is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons in MLB, all for the New York Yankees (1975-88).

He was a member of World Series-winning Yankees teams in 1977 and 1978 and won the American League Cy Young Award in 1978 with a 25-3 record.

Guidry also won 5 Gold Glove Awards and appeared in 4 All-Star games. He also served as captain of the Yankees 1986-88 and was pitching coach in 2006-07.

He finished his career with a 170–91 win-loss record with an earned run average of 3.29 with 1,778 strikeouts.

Born: August 28, 1950
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1977-06-16 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
  • 1977-08-28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
  • 1978-06-17 Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
  • 1978-07-02 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season
  • 1978-09-24 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
  • 1978-10-02 NY Yankees win 3rd straight AL East title beating Boston Red Sox, 5-4 in a dramatic single playoff game; Ron Guidry wins #25 aided by Bucky Dent's 3-run homer
  • 1989-07-12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)

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