Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Ron Guidry. Born in Lafayette, LA. 1950 and was drafted by the Yankees in 1971. Only 5’11” and 161 pounds, his frame was not exactly built for a ton of work. But that didn’t stop Guidry from putting up some bigger numbers. In 1978 Guidry was 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA, 9 shutouts, 2.19 FIP, .946 WHIP, won the AL Cy Young, and finished second in the MVP voting to Jim Rice. In the one game playoff that year Guidry took the hill against the Red Sox in Fenway and pitched 6.1 innings, giving up two runs on six hits. He got the win after Bucky Dent — he of the 40 career HR in 5026 PA — homered off of Mike Torrez with two on. The win sent the Yankees to their third straight ALCS, where they would defeat the Royals for the third straight time en route to their second straight World Series title.


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