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Ron Guidry from the Chronology
Aug 23, 2003 - Baltimore beats Mike Mussina and the Yankees 7-2 behind Rodrigo Lopez's complete game. Jay Gibbon has a homer and a double. Before the game the Yankees retire number 49 in honor of Ron Guidry. The Yanks showered their former captain with gifts including an SUV a tractor golf clubs a ring and even throw in some mountain bikes for Guidry's kids. Guidry who hates to fly is given five round trip train tickets from his home in Louisiana to New York City.
Mar 1, 1996 - The Yankees christen Legends Field their new $30 million 31-acre complex near the Tampa Airport. The field has the exact dimensions of the stadium in the Bronx. On hand to see Phil Rizzuto toss out the first ball are former Yanks Whitey Ford Catfish Hunter Ron Guidry and Chris Chambliss who then watch the new Yankees beat the AL Champion Indians 5-2.
Sep 27, 1992 - Mariners P Randy Johnson ties an AL record for lefthanders by striking out 18 Texas Rangers in a 3-2 Mariners' loss. Ron Guidry of the Yankees set the mark against California on June 17 1978.
May 1, 1987 - Free-agents Ron Guidry (Yankees) Rich Gedman (Red Sox) Bob Boone (Angels) and Tim Raines (Expos) all re-sign with their former clubs on the first day that they are allowed to do so. Doyle Alexander will re-sign with the Braves on May 5th.
Jan 8, 1987 - Ten free agents (Tim Raines Lance Parrish Bob Horner Andre Dawson Rich Gedman Ron Guidry Bob Boone Doyle Alexander Toby Harrah and Gary Roenicke) fail to meet a midnight deadline and thus will not be allowed to re-sign with their former clubs until May 1st if they are not offered contracts by new teams. The general lack of interest in the players will become the focus of the Players' Association's first anti-collusion suit against the owners.
Apr 8, 1986 - The Kansas City Royals are the first defending champions-besides the New York Yankees-in 61 years to open at Yankee Stadium‚ and they start the season on the wrong foot by losing‚ 4-2. New York scores all 4 runs off starter Bud Black‚ who gives up a three-run homer to Butch Wynegar in the 2nd. Hal McRae accounts for both KC runs with a two-run homer off starter Ron Guidry‚ one of two hits Guidry gives up in 5 innings. Guidry wins his first Opener with relief help from Rod Scurry and Dave Righetti.
Sep 22, 1985 - Ron Guidry becomes the AL's first 20-game winner this season as the Yankees beat Baltimore 5-4.
Jul 31, 1985 - The Indians end Ron Guidry's win streak at 12 games beating the Yankees 6-5. Guidry and Waddell the winner each go 6+ innings.
Nov 27, 1984 - The 1984 AL Gold Glove team is announced‚ and it is made up of the same 9 players as the 1983 team: C Lance Parrish‚ 1B Eddie Murray‚ 2B Lou Whitaker‚ 3B Buddy Bell‚ SS Alan Trammell‚ OFs Dwight Evans‚ Dave Winfield‚ and Dwayne Murphy‚ and P Ron Guidry.
Aug 7, 1984 - The White Sox and Yankees split a double header with Chicago's 6-3 triumph in game 1 stopping New York's 8-game win streak. LaMarr Hoyt is the winner. Ron Guidry strikes out 13 to win the nitecap 7-0. He finishes with a flourish striking out the side on 9 pitches in the 9th.
Jun 25, 1984 - At Yankee Stadium Dave Winfield hits 5 singles and drives in 4 runs to lead New York to a 7-3 win over Detroit. Ron Guidry (6-5) is the beneficiary of Winfield's hitting. Dave is now hitting .750 against Detroit this year. Winfield has three five-hit games this month tying a record set by Ty Cobb.
Apr 3, 1984 - After rain washes out yesterday's Opener at Royals Stadium Yul Bryner tosses out the first ball and Kansas City opens with a 4-2 win over the Yankees. The threat of snow holds the crowd to just 10006. Bud Black with relief help from Quisenberry tops Ron Guidry still winless in Openers. Onyx Concepcion hits Guidry's first pitch of the game for a homer while Dave Winfield has a two-run homer for New York.
Aug 18, 1983 - In the continuation of the "Pine Tar Game" Hal McRae strikes out for the last KC out and Dan Quisenberry retires the Yankees in order in the bottom of the 9th to preserve the Royals' 5-4 victory. The conclusion takes just 12 minutes (and 16 pitches) and as the only game scheduled at the Stadium is witnessed by a crowd of 1245. An odd feature of the game is lefty Don Mattingly playing 2B and pitcher Ron Guidry in CF as the Yanks try to cover all the options.
Apr 5, 1983 - At Seattle the Mariners open with a 5-4 win over the Yankees. Gaylord Perry makes his 9th Opening Day start but the win goes to reliever Bryan Clark. Richie Zisk a Yankee Opening Day nemesis hits a two-run homer in Seattle's 4-run 3rd inning to chase Ron Guidry. New York chases Perry in the 6th with back-to back homers by Dave Winfield and Steve Kemp. Steve Henderson scores the winner in the 7th when he hits his 3rd single steals second takes 3rd on a grounder and scores on a sac fly.
Apr 16, 1982 - At Detroit the Yankees Roy Smalley makes the first and last outs-all 3outs-in the 3rd inning as the Yankees score 5 times. Smalley strikes out to start the frame and ends it by lining into a DP. Ron Guidry coasts to his first win of the year 10-2.
Apr 11, 1982 - At Yankee Stadium the Yankees finally open with a 7-6 loss to Chicago in 12 innings then drop a 2-0 nitecap. The grounds crew is feted because of their efforts in getting the snow-covered field ready and grounds crew chief Esposito tosses out the first ball. Jerry Koosman and Ron Guidry are the starters but Koosman gives up 6 runs in 5 2/3 inning and Guidry 4 runs in 4 innings to earn showers. Gossage the last of 4 pitchers gives up a leadoff triple to Bill Almon in the 12th and Ron LeFlore drives him home with one of his 3 hits on the day. Kevin Hickey wins with an inning of relief.
Apr 10, 1980 - At Arlington Stadium‚ Jon Matlack and the Yankees Ron Guidry both pitch shutout ball for 9 innings before being lifted. In the 12th‚ Goose Gossage relieves with Mickey Rivers on 3rd and Richie Zisk at the plate. His first pitch is wild allowing Rivers to score the game's only run. Gossage also lost the '78 Opener when Zisk took him deep in the 9th. Each team manages just 4 hits in the contest with Bob Watson and Bob Sundberg each collecting three of them.
Sep 8, 1979 - Greg Nettles hits an 8th inning HR to help the Yankees and Ron Guidry beat Detroit 5-4. It is Guidry's 10th straight win.
Apr 5, 1979 - At Yankee Stadium 52719 see Milwaukee jump on Ron Guidry for 4 runs in the 6th inning and beat New York 5-1. It's the most runs the Cy Young winner has allowed since 1977. The Yanks get singles from their first three hitters but manage to score just one run in the first off Mike Caldwell.
Nov 7, 1978 - Boston's Jim Rice outpoints New York's Ron Guidry 353-291 to win the AL MVP Award. Rice led the league in hits (213) triples (15) HRs (46) RBI (139) and slugging (.600) and became the first AL player to accumulate 400 total bases in a season since Joe DiMaggio in 1937.
Oct 7, 1978 - Veteran Roy White leads the Yanks to victory snapping a 1-1 tie with a HR in the 6th inning. New York gains its 3rd straight championship series over Kansas City. Greg Nettle's homer accounts for the other run as Ron Guidry shuts down the Royals.
Sep 24, 1978 - Ron Guidry (23-3) gains his 3rd 2-hit shutout of the month 4-0 over the Indians. The two Indian hits are by Duane Kuiper the 2nd time this year that he has recorded the only hits in a game. The Yankees ace also two-hit the Red Sox on September 9 (7-0) and 15 (4-0). It is Guidry's 9th shut out of the year a Yankee record and ties the AL record for southpaws set by Boston lefty Babe Ruth in 1916. The Red Sox stay one game in back of New York by topping Toronto 7-6.
Sep 9, 1978 - Ron Guidry (21-2) gives up two singles in the 1st inning and that's it. New York sends 12 runners to the plate and scores 7 runs in the 4th inning to win 7-0 against Dennis Eckersley and cut the Boston lead to a single game. For Guidry it is his 7th shutout of the year and the first lefty shutout in Fenway since 1974 (Ken Holtzman August 5th). With the Brewers' victory over the Twins Milwaukee trails by just 4 1/2 games.
Sep 4, 1978 - Behind Ron Guidry's 20th win the Yankees take the first game against Detroit 9-1. New York scores 8 in the 7th. Detroit wins the 2nd 5-4 to keep New York 5 games behind Boston.
Aug 25, 1978 - With 4 amateur umps officiating Ron Guidry posts his 18th win beating the A's 7-1. Reggie Jackson's HR drives in his 1001st career RBI. The win keeps the Yankees 7 1?2 games behind the Red Sox.
Jul 20, 1978 - Yankee ace Ron Guidry who lost his first game July 7 goes to 14-1 with a 4-hit shutout over the Twins. New York wins 4-0.
Jul 7, 1978 - The Brewers Mike Caldwell beats the Yankees Ron Guidry 6-0. For Guidry (13-1) it is his first loss of the season. Caldwell shut out the Yankees 9 days earlier and will shut them out again on September 19th.
Jul 2, 1978 - Ron Guidry wins his 13th consecutive game the best start in Yankee history in beating Detroit 3-2. With the Yankees down 2-0 Mickey Rivers long drive to right is caught by a fan reaching down to take it away from Detroit's Mickey Stanley. The fan drops the ball and Stanley waiting for an interference call fails to retrieve. River motors for an inside-the-park homer and New York ties the game 2-2 eventually winning it.
Jun 28, 1978 - At Yankee Stadium, Ron Guidry (24-3) allows four hits and strikes out nine in stopping the Blue Jays, 3–1. In the win, the Bronx Bombers manage just four hits off Balor Moore and Tom Buskey. The win keeps the Yankees in first place by a game. When news of the death of Pope John Paul I reaches the press box, New York announcer Phil Rizzuto observes, “That’ll put a damper on even a Yankee win.”
Jun 27, 1978 - New York's Graig Nettles belts a two-run homer in the 14th to give the Yankees a 6-4 win over the Red Sox. Dick Drago serves up Nettles' 13th homer of the year. Sparky Lyle (6-1) wins in relief. Ron Guidry (13-0) starts for NY and gives up 8 hits in 6 innings.
Jun 17, 1978 - Ron Guidry strikes out 18 batters-15 in 6 innings-in a 4-hit 4-0 shutout of the Angels setting an AL record for lefthanders. The victory raises the Yankee southpaw's record to 11-0.
Aug 28, 1977 - Ron Guidry fires his 3rd shut out of the year a 1-0 whitewash of the Rangers. Guidry faces just 28 batters allowing 2 hits. Graig Nettles scores the winning run after belting as triple.
Sep 29, 1916 - Boston Red Sox P Babe Ruth closes the season with his 23rd win topping New York 3-0. It is his 9th shutout and reduces his ERA to 1.75. In 324 IP he gave up no HRs. The 9 shutouts is a record for lefties that will be unmatched in the AL until Ron Guidry ties it in 1978.