, Guidry was named to the American League All-Star Team in 1978, 1979, 1982, and 1983. Guidry's 18-strikeout performance is usually cited as the launching pad of the Yankee Stadium tradition of fans standing and clapping for a strikeout with two strikes on the opposing batter. , In 1977, Guidry began the season as a relief pitcher but was moved into the Yankees' starting rotation. Draft: Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 1971 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA). Guidry served as captain of the Yankees beginning in 1986; he retired from baseball in 1989. Munson ran into two associates, Jerry Anderson and David Hall, the next day at Akron-Canton Airport and the three decided to test out his new plane. The New York Yankees’ starting pitcher picked up the baseball. "For me, being the No. Max Goodman.  He helped lead the Yankees to a World Series championship. I would always say that I would be a better dad because of those things he said.”. Against the California Angels on June 17, he struck out a Yankee-record 18 batters. Naturally, Guidry -- nicknamed "Gator" or "Louisiana … Thurman Munson was missing. To put Guidry's performance into perspective, only 26 pitchers have ever struck out 18 or more hitters in a single nine-inning game. After his initial shock, Gossage realized Munson was easing the tension of the situation. Guidry became the eighth American League pitcher and the 20th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the so-called "immaculate inning. Home plate was left vacant. '"One of the Yankees' biggest problems was supposed to have been one of their greatest strengths.Despite the presence of Lyle, the 1977 AL Cy Young Award winner, in the bullpen, the Yankees signed Rich "Goose" Gossage as a free agent, adding the most imposing reliever in the game to their staff.But Gossage had five blown saves and seven losses out of the bullpen by the end of June, causing some teammates to lose trust in the big right-hander. "As good as Guidry was in 1978, the seeds of that season were planted the previous summer. Boston won. When Rays ace Blake Snell ran into trouble, Kevin Cash played the odds, but Dusty Baker's team grabbed the win. Reporters were telling me, 'You've probably already locked up the Cy Young Award.' Ron Guidry Stats, Fantasy & News. The Munson Dinner, which benefits the AHRC New York City Foundation, has raised more than $16 million to assist children and adults with disabilities and toasts current athletes (many of whom weren’t born when Munson was alive) who have given back to their local community. To keep up with all of Inside The Pinstripes’ coverage, click the "follow" button at the top right-hand corner of this page. When Gary Sanchez reached base after snapping a lengthy skid with a bases-clearing double, he reacted as if a significant weight was lifted off his shoulders. "As you're going through the season, it's just magnified. When I'd throw one away from the plate, they would swing.  He retired from baseball on July 12, 1989. Unsurprisingly, he was the recipient of the American League Cy Young Award. Yankees hire former pitcher Andy Pettitte as advisor to GM. I was up, 1-0, going into the seventh inning and gave up a two-run homer to Doug DeCinces, who hit me well. Despite a 15-1 record in Guidry's first 16 starts, the team finished June at 43-32; when anyone besides Guidry started a game, the Yankees were 28-31. Torres' success is key to the Yankees advancing in the postseason, New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier hit a home run on Monday night in his first career postseason start, a special moment taking advantage of playing time, New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, his third home run in three postseason games, The New York Yankees, behind ace Gerrit Cole and four home runs from the Yankees offense, cruised to a Game 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS, New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela hit a go-ahead grand slam and made a game-saving double play to help eliminate his former team, the Cleveland Indians, The New York Yankees clinched a trip to the American League Division Series with a ninth-inning comeback over the Indians, sweeping Cleveland in the Wild Card Series. "Throughout the chaos, one man stood out as a beacon of consistency for a team in desperate need of stability, putting together one of the greatest seasons any starting pitcher has ever had.Ron Guidry.The lanky left-hander went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA in 35 starts, unanimously winning the American League Cy Young Award. New York Yankees' catcher Gary Sanchez struggled all season as Kyle Higashioka earned more playing time. New York Yankees pitcher Darrell Rasner Saturday fractured his right index finger in his start against the New York Mets and his status is unclear. “How you gonna lose this one?” he might say to Goose Gossage on the mound when his pitcher inherited baserunners. Jun 17, 2020 On this day in Yankees history, Louisiana Lightning struck 18 times in the Bronx. Ron Guidry Stats, Fantasy & News. Guidry, who was 24-3 with a 1.72 ERA, would take the ball with the season on the line. Every time they would guess, they guessed wrong. Ron Guidry's number 49 was retired by the New York Yankees in 2003. Behind the plate for New York was Thurman Munson. He helped lead the New York Yankees to a World Series championship in 1977 and 1978.