Ron Guidry

Ron Guidry
Birthdate 08/28/1950
Death Date
Debut Year 1975
Year of Induction
Teams Yankees
Position Pitcher

The 1978 Cy Young award winner, Ron Guidry was the Yankee captain from 1986 through 1988. His jersey number 49 was retired in 2003.

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Ron Guidry went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA in 1978

Ron Guidry went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA in 1978

Ron Guidry had one of the most dominating seasons in the history of the Major Leagues in 1978. A 25-3 win/loss record paired with a 1.74 pushed Guidry to the Cy Young Award. He was runner-up to Boston’s Jim Rice in MVP voting. “Gator” led the Major Leagues in wins, winning percen
Guidry was enshrined at Monument Park in 2003

Guidry was enshrined at Monument Park in 2003

Powered in large part by his incredible 1978 season, Ron Guidry earned a lasting place in Yankee lore. Shown here is a photo taken on “Ron Guidry Day”, August 23, 2003. That afternoon the Yankees retired his #49 and dedicated a plaque honoring Guidry at Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. T

3 responses to “Ron Guidry”

  1. Lorraine says:

    One of my favorite Yankees! Love the 1978 Team!

  2. James says:

    Ron Guidry is definitely a HOF’er, no doubt about it and he’s probably more eligible than some who’ve already been elected. C’MON MAN, Ron Guidry for HOF now! Loved watching Louisiana Lightning pitch for Yanks, a team player!

  3. John Rutter says:

    I watched the last game of the 1977 season for the bombers. Gator was on the mound with I think a record of one and one.That game I saw Koufax pitching, I new in my heart he was going to have a good 1978.But I never thought it would be one of the best ever in history.

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