• Welcome To The Club, Ivan Nova

    Posted by on September 3rd, 2011 · Comments (0)

    What club?   This one.

    In case you’re interested, here are the Yankees, all-time, to win 15+ games in a season during their 1st or 2nd year in the big leagues:

    Rk Player W Year Age Tm G GS L W-L% SV IP ERA ERA+
    1 Russ Ford 26 1910 27 NYY 36 33 6 .813 1 299.2 1.65 160
    2 Andy Pettitte 21 1996 24 NYY 35 34 8 .724 0 221.0 3.87 129
    3 Jim Bouton 21 1963 24 NYY 40 30 7 .750 1 249.1 2.53 140
    4 Lefty Gomez 21 1931 22 NYY 40 26 9 .700 3 243.0 2.67 150
    5 Mel Stottlemyre 20 1965 23 NYY 37 37 9 .690 0 291.0 2.63 129
    6 Bob Grim 20 1954 24 NYY 37 20 6 .769 0 199.0 3.26 107
    7 Chien-Ming Wang 19 2006 26 NYY 34 33 6 .760 1 218.0 3.63 125
    8 Wilcy Moore 19 1927 30 NYY 50 12 7 .731 13 213.0 2.28 171
    9 Johnny Kucks 18 1956 22 NYY 34 31 9 .667 0 224.1 3.85 101
    10 Whitey Ford 18 1953 24 NYY 32 30 6 .750 0 207.0 3.00 124
    11 Jack Quinn 18 1910 26 NYY 35 31 12 .600 0 235.2 2.37 112
    12 Orlando Hernandez 17 1999 33 NYY 33 33 9 .654 0 214.1 4.12 115
    13 Stan Bahnsen 17 1968 23 NYY 37 34 12 .586 0 267.1 2.05 140
    14 Johnny Allen 17 1932 27 NYY 33 21 4 .810 4 192.0 3.70 111
    15 Tom Sturdivant 16 1956 26 NYY 32 17 8 .667 5 158.1 3.30 118
    16 Ivan Nova 15 2011 24 NYY 24 23 4 .789 0 138.2 3.89 111
    17 Hank Borowy 15 1942 26 NYY 25 21 4 .789 1 178.1 2.52 137
    18 Johnny Broaca 15 1935 25 NYY 29 27 7 .682 0 201.0 3.58 113
    19 Johnny Allen 15 1933 28 NYY 25 24 7 .682 1 184.2 4.39 89
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 9/3/2011.

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