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December 13 – Happy Birthday Lindy McDaniel

This devout Christian was the Lord and saver of the Yankee bullpen in 1970 when he saved 29 games, won 9 of 14 decisions and posted a 2.01 ERA in 62 relief appearances. He had come to New York in a 1968 trade with San Francisco for Bill Monboquette. Born in Hollis, OK, in 1935, McDaniel was 32 years-old at the time of that deal and had already posted 97 big league wins and 112 career saves, mostly as a Cardinal. He pitched five plus seasons for New York, compiling a 39-29 record in pinstripes and 58 more career saves. Even his departure from the team was productive for the Yankees when he was traded to the Royals after the 1973 season because it brought Lou Piniella’s bat to the Bronx. Lindy retired after the 1975 season, his 21st year in the big leagues, with 141 wins and 172 career saves. He also holds the distinction of being the last Yankee pitcher to hit a home run.

McDaniel shares his December 13th birthday with this son of a former Yankee manager, this former Yankee reliever and this one-time Yankee third baseman.

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
1968 NYY 4 1 .800 1.75 24 0 19 0 0 10 51.1 30 10 10 5 12 43 0.818
1969 NYY 5 6 .455 3.55 51 0 31 0 0 5 83.2 84 37 33 4 23 60 1.279
1970 NYY 9 5 .643 2.01 62 0 51 0 0 29 111.2 88 29 25 7 23 81 0.994
1971 NYY 5 10 .333 5.04 44 0 28 0 0 4 69.2 82 41 39 12 24 39 1.522
1972 NYY 3 1 .750 2.25 37 0 25 0 0 0 68.0 54 23 17 4 25 47 1.162
1973 NYY 12 6 .667 2.86 47 3 32 1 0 10 160.1 148 54 51 11 49 93 1.229
21 Yrs 141 119 .542 3.45 987 74 577 18 2 172 2139.1 2099 934 821 172 623 1361 1.272
STL (8 yrs) 66 54 .550 3.88 336 63 188 15 2 64 884.2 920 432 381 83 258 523 1.332
NYY (6 yrs) 38 29 .567 2.89 265 3 186 1 0 58 544.2 486 194 175 43 156 363 1.179
SFG (3 yrs) 12 11 .522 3.45 117 3 49 0 0 9 213.2 202 98 82 12 64 150 1.245
CHC (3 yrs) 19 20 .487 3.06 191 0 114 0 0 39 311.2 301 120 106 25 97 238 1.277
KCR (2 yrs) 6 5 .545 3.75 78 5 40 2 0 2 184.2 190 90 77 9 48 87 1.289
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/15/2013.