NEW YORK YANKEES
Year Pitcher 1903 Jack Chesbro 1904 Jack Chesbro 1904 Jack Powell 1906 Jack Chesbro 1906 Al Orth 1910 Russ Ford 1916 Bob Shawkey 1919 Bob Shawkey 1920 Carl Mays 1920 Bob Shawkey 1921 Carl Mays 1922 Joe Bush 1922 Bob Shawkey 1923 Sad Sam Jones 1924 Herb Pennock 1926 Herb Pennock 1927 Waite Hoyt 1928 Waite Hoyt 1928 George Pipgras 1931 Lefty Gomez 1932 Lefty Gomez 1934 Lefty Gomez 1936 Red Ruffing 1937 Lefty Gomez 1937 Red Ruffing 1938 Red Ruffing 1939 Red Ruffing 1942 Ernie Bonham 1943 Spud Chandler 1946 Spud Chandler 1949 Vic Raschi 1950 Vic Raschi 1951 Ed Lopat 1951 Vic Raschi 1952 Allie Reynolds 1954 Bob Grim 1958 Bob Turley 1961 Whitey Ford 1962 Ralph Terry 1963 Whitey Ford 1963 Jim Bouton 1965 Mel Stottlemyre 1968 Mel Stottlemyre 1969 Mel Stottlemyre 1970 Fritz Peterson 1975 Catfish Hunter 1978 Ed Figueroa 1978 Ron Guidry 1979 Tommy John 1980 Tommy John 1983 Ron Guidry 1985 Ron Guidry 1996 Andy Pettitte 1998 David Cone 2001 Roger Clemens 2010 CC Sabathia
That would be 56 times by 34 different pitchers.
Welcome to the club CC.
Yep, Andy did it in 1996 and 2003 (21-8). Mussina in 2008 (already mentioned).
This list is suspect.
Andy won 21 in 1996 and 2003, so that's twice.
Well, even if you did miss Mike Mussina and Andy's other one, it's still an interesting list.
There's something about the early days of baseball that always captures my imagination, I wish we had more footage of it. I'd never heard of "Sad Sam" Jones before, they just don't do nicknames like they used to.
Anyway I looked him up. If anyone else hasn't heard of him, this is why he was called Sad Sam:
"Bill McGeehan of the New York Herald-Tribune dubbed him Sad Sam because, to him, Jones looked downcast on the field. Jones told Lawrence Ritter that the reason he looked downcast was because, "I would always wear my cap down real low over my eyes. And the sportswriters were more used to fellows like Waite Hoyt, who'd always wear their caps way up so they wouldn't miss any pretty girls."
Jones' sharp-breaking curve also earned him the name Horsewhips Sam. Like most pitchers of his day, Jones relieved as well as started, and his eight saves in 1922 led the AL. He lost a league-high 21 in 1925 as the Yanks dropped to seventh. Waived from St. Louis to Washington in 1927, Jones rebounded to top the 1928 Senators' staff with a 17-7 record. His 15-7 finish in 1930 marked his last outstanding season."
Mike Mussina had never won twenty games until the last season of his MLB career. Too bad he didn't hang around to win his first WS with he Yankees last season.