Results tagged ‘ all-time yankees-san diego padres team ’

June 13 – Happy Birthday Darrell May

The only Yankee player in history to be born on June 13th was a journeyman pitcher named Darrell May. The Yankees picked May up from the Padres in July of 2005 in exchange for another reliever named Paul Quantrill. May had made his big league debut in 1995 for the Braves but by 1997, he had pitched his way back to the minor leagues. The Royals brought him back to the Majors in 2002 and he was a member of the Kansas City starting rotation for three seasons. His best year was 2003 when he went 10-8 for KC with a career low ERA of 3.77. The following year, May led the League in losses with 19 and he was traded to the Padres. He went 1-3 in San Diego before getting dealt for Quantrill and he made just two appearances in pinstripes, getting rocked each time and he lost his only decision as a Yankee. He pitched in the minors for one more year then hung his glove up for good.

May was born on this date in 1972, in San Bernardino, CA. The most famous ballplayer and only Hall of Famer ever born in that same city was the great big league pitcher and former Yankee manager, Bob Lemon. Darrell became the third player named “May” to play in pinstripes joining pitcher Rudy May and outfielder/DH Carlos May.

Over the years, several players have played for both the Yankees and Padres during their careers. Here’s my all-time best lineup of guys who played for both San Diego and New York. (*) Note that four members of this group are now in the Hall of Fame:

1B – Jack Clark
2B – Mark Bellhorn
3B – Graig Nettles
SS – Tony Fernandez
C – John Flaherty
OF – Dave Winfield*
OF – Ricky Henderson*
OF – Jerry Mumphrey
P – David Wells
P – Gaylord Perry*
CL – Goose Gossage*

Here’s Darrell May’s Yankee and career stats:

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2005 NYY 0 1 .000 16.71 2 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 14 13 13 4 3 3 2.429
7 Yrs 26 43 .377 5.16 161 97 23 7 3 0 660.2 746 411 379 123 212 414 1.450
KCR (3 yrs) 23 37 .383 4.81 96 84 4 7 3 0 527.1 575 311 282 97 158 330 1.390
ANA (2 yrs) 2 1 .667 5.47 34 2 9 0 0 0 54.1 59 34 33 7 27 43 1.583
PIT (1 yr) 0 1 .000 9.35 5 2 0 0 0 0 8.2 15 10 9 5 4 5 2.192
ATL (1 yr) 0 0 11.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 10 5 5 0 0 1 2.500
SDP (1 yr) 1 3 .250 5.61 22 8 9 0 0 0 59.1 73 38 37 10 20 32 1.567
NYY (1 yr) 0 1 .000 16.71 2 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 14 13 13 4 3 3 2.429
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/13/2013.