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Ron Guidry, New York Yankees Pitcher, to Make Special Appearance at 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference
About Ron Guidry

Ron Guidry will make a special appearance at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Ron Guidry, started his 14 year pitching career with the New York Yankees in 1975 and by the time he retired in 1989, Guidry had become one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, the ace of the pitching staff and a respected leader among teammates and fans.

Guidry led the Yankees to two World Series Championships in 1977 and 1978. In those two years combined, Guidry went 4-0 in the postseason with 3 complete games in 5 starts, allowing only nine earned runs in 37 1/3 innings pitched.

In 1978, Guidry had one of the greatest pitching seasons in the modern era. On June 17, 1978, during a game against the California Angels, Guidry struck out 18 batters, a Yankee record that remains unbroken. It was during this game that Guidry was given the nickname “Louisiana Lightning”® and the tradition of the “two strike clap” was started.

Guidry finished the 1978 season with 25 wins and 3 losses, a season that is among the top 10 in baseball history. He led the league with a sparkling 1.74 ERA, a .893% winning percentage, 9 shutouts, 248 strikeouts and was unanimously chosen as the American League Cy Young Award winner and finished second in the AL MVP voting.

During his career, Guidry was named The 1978 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, the 1978 Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year, the 1978 Major League Player of the Year, won 5 consecutive Gold Glove Awards, was selected to the American League All-Star team 4 times and finished in the top 10 in the American League Cy Young voting six times.

Guidry served as co-captain of the Yankees, along with Willie Randolph, from 1986 until 1989 and rejoined the Yankees as Joe Torre's pitching coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

The Yankees retired his number 49 on August 23, 2003 during a pregame ceremony and also dedicated a plaque which hangs in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.