Ron Guidry was born August 28, 1950.
Guidry spent his 14-year MLB career with the Yankees and helped reach three World Series, winning in 1977 and 1978.
Guidry's 1978 season was one of the most dominating in MLB history. He went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA, nine shutouts, 248 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.946. His 18-strikeout performance against the Angels in June is cited as the start of the tradition for fans to clap when an opposing hitter had two strikes.
Guidry won the Yankees' one-game playoff at Boston for the American League title.
In the World Series, the Yankees lost the first two games at Dodger Stadium. Guidry, with defensive help from Graig Nettles at third, won Game 3 and the Yankees went on to repeat as champions.
Guidry had a career record of 170-91 with a 3.29 ERA. He won five consecutive Gold Gloves starting in 1982.