November 2 – Happy Birthday Sidney Ponson

Sidney Ponson was one of baseball’s great opportunists. After going 1-7 with the Royals in 2009, his 12-year record as a big league pitcher was 91-113. He had a winning record in only two of those seasons. In 2003 he was 17-12 and in 2008 he finished 8-5. So you have to consider it pretty amazing that he was able to earn over $24 million during his career, including an $8.5 million salary from Baltimore in 2005, when he finished 7-11 for the season. Sidney pitched in pinstripes first in 2006, when he was 0-1 and then again in 2008, when he went 4-4. He was born on November 2, 1976, in Noord, Aruba, one of only four big leaguers and the only Yankee to be born in that island nation.

He shares his November 2nd birthday with this former Yankee infielder.

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2006 NYY 0 1 .000 10.47 5 3 1 0 0 0 16.1 26 20 19 3 7 15 2.020
2008 NYY 4 4 .500 5.85 16 15 1 0 0 0 80.0 99 53 52 11 32 33 1.638
12 Yrs 91 113 .446 5.03 298 278 7 29 4 1 1760.1 2004 1051 983 223 609 1031 1.484
BAL (8 yrs) 73 85 .462 4.86 223 212 5 28 4 1 1375.1 1529 790 743 180 465 836 1.450
NYY (2 yrs) 4 5 .444 6.63 21 18 2 0 0 0 96.1 125 73 71 14 39 48 1.702
KCR (1 yr) 1 7 .125 7.36 14 9 0 0 0 0 58.2 79 50 48 6 25 32 1.773
MIN (1 yr) 2 5 .286 6.93 7 7 0 0 0 0 37.2 54 31 29 7 17 23 1.885
SFG (1 yr) 3 6 .333 3.71 10 10 0 0 0 0 68.0 64 29 28 6 18 34 1.206
STL (1 yr) 4 4 .500 5.24 14 13 0 0 0 0 68.2 82 42 40 7 29 33 1.617
TEX (1 yr) 4 1 .800 3.88 9 9 0 1 0 0 55.2 71 36 24 3 16 25 1.563
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/2/2013.

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