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July 13 – Happy Birthday Jack Aker

Jack Aker was traded to New York from Seattle early in the 1969 regular season for fellow-reliever, Freddie Talbot. Yankee manager, Ralph Houk used his new right-hander as the team’s closer the last four months of that season and Aker responded well to that role by winning eight of twelve decisions and earning 11 saves. He then followed that performance up with his best season as a Yankee in 1970, when he recorded 16 saves, won 4 of 6 decisions and posted a sterling 2.06 ERA.  He was 16-10 during his three plus seasons in pinstripes with a total of 31 saves. He became expendable in 1972, after Sparky Lyle joined the team and when New York acquired Johnny Callison from the Cubs for a player to be named later in January of 1972, Aker became that player to be named later. His 32 saves for the lowly Athletics in 1966 led the American League. When he retired after the 1974 season, he had 123 lifetime saves.

Aker shares his July 13th birthday with this Yankee from the far east, this Hall of Fame pitcher and this former Yankee outfielder.

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
1969 NYY 8 4 .667 2.06 38 0 23 0 0 11 65.2 51 17 15 4 22 40 1.112
1970 NYY 4 2 .667 2.06 41 0 28 0 0 16 70.0 57 19 16 3 20 36 1.100
1971 NYY 4 4 .500 2.59 41 0 20 0 0 4 55.2 48 20 16 3 26 24 1.329
1972 NYY 0 0 3.00 4 0 4 0 0 0 6.0 5 2 2 0 3 1 1.333
11 Yrs 47 45 .511 3.28 495 0 321 0 0 123 746.0 679 312 272 63 274 404 1.277
OAK (5 yrs) 19 20 .487 3.54 220 0 142 0 0 58 343.1 302 146 135 30 121 210 1.232
NYY (4 yrs) 16 10 .615 2.23 124 0 75 0 0 31 197.1 161 58 49 10 71 101 1.176
CHC (2 yrs) 10 11 .476 3.51 95 0 71 0 0 29 130.2 141 64 51 12 46 61 1.431
NYM (1 yr) 2 1 .667 3.48 24 0 16 0 0 2 41.1 33 18 16 4 14 18 1.137
ATL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.78 17 0 8 0 0 0 16.2 17 11 7 3 9 7 1.560
SEP (1 yr) 0 2 .000 7.56 15 0 9 0 0 3 16.2 25 15 14 4 13 7 2.280
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/12/2013.