Ron Guidry posted a .893 winning percentage which was the highest in Baseball history by a 20 game winner.
Ron Guidry tied Babe Ruth's AL record for most shutouts for a left hander set in 1916.
Guidry won the Cy Young Award in 1978 with a 25-and-3 record.
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Ron Guidry Guidry set the Yankees single game record when he struckout 18 California Angels in a game on June 17, 1978.
== == Ed Morris had 12 in 1886, which is the AA record for Lefthanders Sandy Koufax had 11 in 1963, which is the NL record for Lefthanders The American League record for shutouts in a season by a southpaw is 9 and held by Ron Guidry of the Yankees (1978) and Babe Ruth of the Red Sox (1916).
Ron Guidry led the American League with 9 Shutouts for the Yankees in 1978, and that is tops for a LH thrower. Also, Bob Lemon led with 10 Shutouts for Cleveland in 1948, and he batted left, but threw right.
Reggie Jackson holds the record for the most strikeouts in a single career in Major League Baseball, in his career he struck out 2,597 times.
Ron Guidry had 248 strikeouts in the 1978 season. This broke the single season record set by New York Yankee Jack Chesbro who had 439 in 1906.
Baseball mangers and players were impressed with Guidry's fastball that was clocked at 82 miles per hour. It's unusual for a pitcher of Guidry's height to pitch at that velocity. In addition, on June 17, 1978, Guidry pitched a 4-0 shut out which broke the teams 59 year old record for left handed pitchers. He struck out 18 Angels.