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January 24 – Happy Birthday Tim Stoddard

Born in East Chicago, IL on January 24, 1953, Stoddard came to New York from San Diego during the 1986 season and almost immediately won four games in relief for the Yankees. The huge right-hander spent the next two seasons in the Yankee bullpen and earned a total of 10 wins and 11 saves while wearing the pinstripes. His best years were with Baltimore, including a 26-save season in 1980.

The Baltimore-New York connection was an historical one. Before the Yankees moved to New York (as the Hilltoppers) in 1903, they were the Baltimore Orioles. Beginning when the relocating St Louis Browns brought AL baseball back to B’town in 1954, many former Baltimore players have worn the pinstripes and vice-versa. Some guys who have worn both include;

Don Larsen
Bob Turley
Ryne Duren
Gus Triandos
Bob Kuzava
Ron Hansen
Curt Blefary
Pat Dobson
Tippy Martinez
Rick Dempsey
Paul Blair
Reggie Jackson
Doyle Alexander
Elrod Hendricks
Rich Coggins
Sidney Ponson
Mike Mussina

Stoddard shares his birthday with another well-traveled former Yankee reliever and this long-ago starting second baseman. Stoddard’s Yankee and career stats are shown below:

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
1986 NYY 4 1 .800 3.83 24 0 6 0 0 0 49.1 41 23 21 6 23 34 1.297
1987 NYY 4 3 .571 3.50 57 0 23 0 0 8 92.2 83 38 36 13 30 78 1.219
1988 NYY 2 2 .500 6.38 28 0 9 0 0 3 55.0 62 41 39 5 27 33 1.618
13 Yrs 41 35 .539 3.95 485 0 262 0 0 76 729.2 680 343 320 72 356 582 1.420
BAL (6 yrs) 19 14 .576 3.65 229 0 162 0 0 57 313.0 294 137 127 28 141 249 1.390
NYY (3 yrs) 10 6 .625 4.39 109 0 38 0 0 11 197.0 186 102 96 24 80 145 1.350
SDP (2 yrs) 2 9 .182 4.27 74 0 29 0 0 1 105.1 96 55 50 9 71 89 1.585
CLE (1 yr) 0 0 2.95 14 0 7 0 0 0 21.1 25 7 7 1 7 12 1.500
CHC (1 yr) 10 6 .625 3.82 58 0 26 0 0 7 92.0 77 41 39 9 57 87 1.457
CHW (1 yr) 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.000
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/24/2014.