Lindy McDaniel

There is nothing in Lindy McDaniel‘s composite stats that make you shiver with delight. His 3.45 ERA sounds pedestrian. His career 1.272 WHIP sounds ordinary. He gave up his share of hits. The only thing his stats show us is a long and reliable career where he consistently took the ball and threw for as long as you wanted him to throw the ball. For example, in 1973, one of the years mentioned in the first paragraph, Lindy pitched 47 times, 44 of them in relief. He finished the game as the team’s last pitcher 32 times. And yet he threw 160.2 innings! His record that year was 12-6 with ten saves AND a complete game start.

It was one of those games in 1973 that stands out more than any other. The date was August 4, 1973 in a game against the Detroit Tigers. Ralph Houk’s Yankees were only a half a game out of first place and faced Billy Martin in the opposite dugout.…

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Lessons To Learn From Burnett’s Success

Matt Slocum/Associated Press

A.J. Burnett may not be a Yankee, but analyzing his post-Yankee days may tell us how other team’s approached the problem child. The starting pitcher has been wildly successful this season, posting a 3.59 ERA, a 3.50...

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Yankees Win, Now Let’s Get The Hell Out Of Dodge

The nightmarish road trip is finally over. The Yankees were awfully close to finishing this West Coast swing 1-6 but thanks to some late game heroics, they salvaged a series win against the Seattle Mariners.

Once again the Yankees struck early with a solo home run by Derek Jeter in the first inning...

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Arod's Injury Creates Hole in Yankees' Lineup; How Will Cashman Fill It?

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog; follow me on Twitter at@williamnyy23).

Arod’s injury has left a void in the Yankees’ lineup. (Photo: AP)

Replacement level is one of the underlying fundamentals of sabermetrics that many people...

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