• Most Quality Starts For The Yankees Since 1919

    Posted by on April 23rd, 2011 · Comments (2)

    It’s an interesting list. Here’s the Top 50:

    Rk Player #Matching   W L W-L% GS
    1 Whitey Ford 282 Ind. Games 201 39 .838 282
    2 Mel Stottlemyre 247 Ind. Games 151 64 .702 247
    3 Andy Pettitte 225 Ind. Games 161 27 .856 225
    4 Red Ruffing 210 Ind. Games 171 30 .851 210
    5 Ron Guidry 195 Ind. Games 136 23 .855 195
    6 Lefty Gomez 193 Ind. Games 148 33 .818 193
    7 Fritz Peterson 169 Ind. Games 90 49 .647 169
    8 Waite Hoyt 150 Ind. Games 113 26 .813 150
    9 Mike Mussina 147 Ind. Games 100 19 .840 147
    10 Herb Pennock 143 Ind. Games 105 34 .755 143
    11 Eddie Lopat 125 Ind. Games 95 18 .841 125
    12 Tommy John 125 Ind. Games 86 20 .811 125
    13 Spud Chandler 123 Ind. Games 87 19 .821 123
    14 Bob Shawkey 122 Ind. Games 85 28 .752 122
    15 Vic Raschi 122 Ind. Games 93 18 .838 122
    16 Allie Reynolds 118 Ind. Games 95 14 .872 118
    17 Roger Clemens 105 Ind. Games 70 8 .897 105
    18 Al Downing 104 Ind. Games 60 19 .759 104
    19 Bob Turley 98 Ind. Games 68 15 .819 98
    20 Ralph Terry 94 Ind. Games 57 24 .704 94
    21 Tiny Bonham 92 Ind. Games 64 18 .780 92
    22 Stan Bahnsen 91 Ind. Games 49 25 .662 91
    23 George Pipgras 87 Ind. Games 69 12 .852 87
    24 David Cone 83 Ind. Games 53 12 .815 83
    25 Catfish Hunter 78 Ind. Games 53 20 .726 78
    26 Orlando Hernandez 78 Ind. Games 53 9 .855 78
    27 Carl Mays 76 Ind. Games 57 18 .760 76
    28 Jim Bouton 73 Ind. Games 37 22 .627 73
    29 Ed Figueroa 72 Ind. Games 51 14 .785 72
    30 David Wells 70 Ind. Games 55 5 .917 70
    31 Atley Donald 66 Ind. Games 52 7 .881 66
    32 Hank Borowy 65 Ind. Games 49 13 .790 65
    33 Sad Sam Jones 63 Ind. Games 47 10 .825 63
    34 Doc Medich 62 Ind. Games 42 12 .778 62
    35 Rudy May 62 Ind. Games 38 17 .691 62
    36 Monte Pearson 60 Ind. Games 48 7 .873 60
    37 Chien-Ming Wang 59 Ind. Games 46 5 .902 59
    38 Steve Kline 58 Ind. Games 35 13 .729 58
    39 Jimmy Key 58 Ind. Games 39 4 .907 58
    40 Tommy Byrne 58 Ind. Games 46 7 .868 58
    41 Bill Stafford 57 Ind. Games 30 11 .732 57
    42 Urban Shocker 56 Ind. Games 38 13 .745 56
    43 Marius Russo 55 Ind. Games 38 14 .731 55
    44 Melido Perez 54 Ind. Games 26 14 .650 54
    45 Art Ditmar 53 Ind. Games 32 11 .744 53
    46 Bullet Joe Bush 51 Ind. Games 42 9 .824 51
    47 Bill Bevens 51 Ind. Games 36 13 .735 51
    48 Dave Righetti 50 Ind. Games 30 9 .769 50
    49 CC Sabathia 49 Ind. Games 38 3 .927 49
    50 Pat Dobson 48 Ind. Games 32 11 .744 48
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 4/23/2011.

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    Note what happens when you take the Top 50 and sort them by Winning Percentage in those games where they had a Quality Start:

    Rk Player #Matching   W L W-L% 6 GS
    1 CC Sabathia 49 Ind. Games 38 3 .927 49
    2 David Wells 70 Ind. Games 55 5 .917 70
    3 Jimmy Key 58 Ind. Games 39 4 .907 58
    4 Chien-Ming Wang 59 Ind. Games 46 5 .902 59
    5 Roger Clemens 105 Ind. Games 70 8 .897 105
    6 Atley Donald 66 Ind. Games 52 7 .881 66
    7 Monte Pearson 60 Ind. Games 48 7 .873 60
    8 Allie Reynolds 118 Ind. Games 95 14 .872 118
    9 Tommy Byrne 58 Ind. Games 46 7 .868 58
    10 Andy Pettitte 225 Ind. Games 161 27 .856 225
    11 Ron Guidry 195 Ind. Games 136 23 .855 195
    12 Orlando Hernandez 78 Ind. Games 53 9 .855 78
    13 George Pipgras 87 Ind. Games 69 12 .852 87
    14 Red Ruffing 210 Ind. Games 171 30 .851 210
    15 Eddie Lopat 125 Ind. Games 95 18 .841 125
    16 Mike Mussina 147 Ind. Games 100 19 .840 147
    17 Whitey Ford 282 Ind. Games 201 39 .838 282
    18 Vic Raschi 122 Ind. Games 93 18 .838 122
    19 Sad Sam Jones 63 Ind. Games 47 10 .825 63
    20 Bullet Joe Bush 51 Ind. Games 42 9 .824 51
    21 Spud Chandler 123 Ind. Games 87 19 .821 123
    22 Bob Turley 98 Ind. Games 68 15 .819 98
    23 Lefty Gomez 193 Ind. Games 148 33 .818 193
    24 David Cone 83 Ind. Games 53 12 .815 83
    25 Waite Hoyt 150 Ind. Games 113 26 .813 150
    26 Tommy John 125 Ind. Games 86 20 .811 125
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 4/23/2011.

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    CC Sabathia almost always gets a win when he throws a Quality Start for the Yankees. And, he’s only been tagged with an “L” in a “QS” three times as a Yankee. Amazing.

    Comments on Most Quality Starts For The Yankees Since 1919

    1. redbug
      April 23rd, 2011 | 11:14 am

      Such a shame about Wang. There he is on both lists.

      Andy and David Wells – both usually guys you could count on when it was a big game.

    2. #15
      April 23rd, 2011 | 11:37 am

      Poor Mel Stottlemyre. He pitched his butt off, largely during a very dark period. Would give a hell of a lot to have a young Mel on the staff today.

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