Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. nicknamed The Ryan Express, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and a previous chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. He is an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros. Over a record 27-year baseball career that spanned four decades: 1966, 1968–1993, Ryan pitched for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Ryan, a hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher, threw pitches that were clocked above 100 miles per hour, he maintained this velocity throughout his career into his 40s. Ryan was known to throw a devastating 12–6 curveball at exceptional velocity for a breaking ball. Ryan had a lifetime winning percentage of.526, he was an eight-time MLB All-Star. His 5,714 career strikeouts is an MLB record by a significant margin, he leads Randy Johnson, by 839 strikeouts. Ryan's 2,795 bases on balls lead second-place Steve Carlton by 962—walking over 50% more hitters than any other pitcher in MLB history.
Ryan, Pedro Martínez, Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax are the only four pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame who had more strikeouts than innings pitched. Besides Jackie Robinson and Frank Robinson, Ryan is the only other major league baseball player to have his number retired by at least three teams: the Angels and Rangers. Ryan is the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven, three more than any other pitcher, he is tied with Bob Feller for the most one-hitters, with 12. Ryan pitched 18 two-hitters. Despite the seven no-hitters, he never pitched a perfect game, nor did he win a Cy Young Award. Ryan is one of only 29 players in baseball history to have appeared in Major League baseball games in four decades and the only MLB pitcher to strike out seven pairs of fathers and sons. Ryan was born in Refugio, south of Victoria in south Texas, the youngest of six children, to Lynn Nolan Ryan Sr. and the former Martha Lee Hancock. The senior Ryan operated a newspaper delivery service for the Houston Post that required him to rise in the early morning hours to prepare 1,500 newspapers for delivery over a 55-mile route.
The children were expected to help with the daily tasks. Ryan's family lived in nearby Woodsboro in Refugio County, until they moved to Alvin in Brazoria County, when Nolan was six weeks old; as a young boy, Nolan enjoyed throwing objects at any target. His father thought baseball a better usage for his arm. Ryan joined Alvin Little League Baseball when he was nine, made the all-star team when he was 11 and 12, pitched the first no-hitter of his life a few years later. Ryan played various positions besides pitcher. Ryan played baseball for Coach Jim Watson at Alvin High School for all of his high school career. Ryan held the school's single game strikeout record for 44 years, striking out 21 hitters in a 7-inning game; the record was tied by Alvin High School pitchers Aaron Stewart and Josh Land in the same week in 2009. In 1963, at an Alvin High School game at Clear Creek High School in League City, Red Murff, a scout for the New York Mets, first noticed sophomore pitcher Ryan. Coach Watson recounted to Murff that some opponents refused to bat against Ryan and how his hard pitches would sometimes break bones in his catchers' hands.
In his subsequent report to the Mets, Murff stated that Ryan had "the best arm I've seen in my life." In 1965, after graduating from Alvin High School, Ryan was drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 1965 Major League Baseball draft. He was assigned to the minor league Marion Mets in the Appalachian League; when Ryan was called up to the New York club the following year, he was the second-youngest player in the league. His first strikeout was Pat Jarvis, he gave up his first major league home run to Joe Torre, a future NL MVP and Hall of Fame big-league manager. Ryan missed much of the 1967 season due to illness, an arm injury, service with the Army Reserve. In the 1968 season, Ryan returned to stay until his retirement. Ryan was unable to crack the Mets' pitching rotation, led by Jerry Koosman. Ryan was used more as a spot starter by the 1969 Mets. To deal with frequent blisters on his throwing hand he soaked his fingers in pickle brine, although the technique's effectiveness was questioned by Ryan's teammates and coaches.
Ryan pitched well for the Miracle Mets in the 1969 postseason. Against the Braves in the NLCS, Ryan completed a Mets sweep by throwing seven innings of relief in Game 3, getting his first playoff win. In the 1969 World Series, Ryan saved Game 3, pitching 2⅓ shutout innings against the Baltimore Orioles; the Game 3 victory gave the Mets a 2 -- 1 lead in the Series. It would be Ryan's only World Series appearance in his career. On April 18, 1970, Ryan tied a Mets record by striking out 15 batters in one game. Four days Ryan's teammate, Tom Seaver, topped it with a MLB record 19 against the San Diego Padres. Ryan has credited his time with Seaver and the Mets with turning him from just a flamethrower to a pitcher. Contrary to popular belief, Ryan never wanted to be traded from the Mets and felt betrayed by the team that drafted him, his views on this only calmed once he started running the Rangers and gained a better understanding of the business side of baseball. On December 10, 1971, Ryan was traded to
A road game or away game is a sports game where the specified team is not the host and must travel to another venue. Most professional teams represent cities or towns and amateur sports teams represent academic institutions; each team has a location where it hosts games. When a team is not the host, it must travel to games. Thus, when a team is not hosting a game, the team is described as the road team, the visiting team, or the away team, the game is described as a road game or an away game for that team; the venue in which the game is played is described as the road. The host team is said to be the home team; the home team is thought to have a home advantage over the visiting team, because of their familiarity with the environment, their shorter travel times, the influence that a parochial crowd may have over an official's decisions. Another home team advantage, unique to baseball is familiarity with the home ballpark's outfield dimensions and height of the outfield wall, as well as the size of foul territory and location of in-play obstacles.
Major sporting events, if not held at a neutral venue, are over several legs at each team's home ground, so that neither team has an advantage over the other. The road team may not have to travel far at all to a road game; these matches become local derbies. A few times a year, a road team may be lucky enough to have the road game played at their own home stadium or arena; this is prevalent in college athletics where many schools will play in regional leagues or groundshare. The related term true road game has seen increasing use in U. S. college sports in the 21st century in basketball. While regular-season tournaments and other special events have been part of college sports from their creation, the 21st century has seen a proliferation of such events; these are held at neutral sites, with some of them taking place outside the contiguous U. S. or outside the country entirely. In turn, this has led to the use of "true road game" to refer to contests played at one team's home venue. In some association football leagues in Europe, the away team's fans sit in their own section.
Depending on the team's stadium, they will either sit in a designated section or be separated from the home fans by a cordon of police officers and stadium officials. The reason of this arrangement is to prevent conflicts between fans in rival teams, a real concern in European association football leagues due to football hooliganism. However, in the semi-professional leagues in England, supporters may be free to mix; when games are played at a neutral site, for instance the FA Cup final in England, always played at Wembley Stadium, both teams' fans will be allotted an number of tickets. This results in each team occupying one half of the stadium; this is different from other sports in North America, where few fans travel to games played away from their home stadium. Home and away fans are not separated at these games. Home Away colours Designated hitter rule
1973 World Series
The 1973 World Series matched the defending champions Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets. The Mets won the National League East division by 1½ games over the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Cincinnati Reds, three games to two, in the National League Championship Series; the Athletics won the American League West division by six games over the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles, three games to two, in the American League Championship Series. This was the first World Series; the three weekday games the previous year were scheduled to be played at night, but a postponement of Game 3 eliminated the scheduled off day between Games 5 and 6, Major League Baseball moved Game 5 on Friday to an afternoon start to allow the teams more travel time for the day game on Saturday. This was the last World Series in which each team produced and sold its own game programs for its home games. Starting in 1974, Major League Baseball printed an official World Series program, sold in both stadiums.
This was the third consecutive World Series, all seven games, in which the winning team scored fewer runs overall. The trend continued for the next seven-game series in 1975; the 1973 Mets'.509 season winning percentage is the lowest posted by any pennant winner in major league history. Injuries plagued the team throughout the season; the team got off to a promising 4-0 start, went.600 for the month of April. Before long, the team was soon beset with injuries and fell in standing, just as with their previous season. Stumbling through the summer in last place, the Mets got healthy and hot in September winning the division with a mere 82 victories, marking the only time between 1970 and 1980 that neither their rival Philadelphia Phillies, nor the Pittsburgh Pirates, won the division; the final standings: At 82–79, the 1973 New York Mets had the worst record of any team to play in a World Series. They had only the ninth-best record in the 24-team major leagues, behind the Oakland A's, the Cincinnati Reds, the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants, the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals.
The 1973 New York Mets had the lowest winning percentage of any postseason team. 1969 holdovers Bud Harrelson, Jerry Grote, Wayne Garrett, Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Tug McGraw joined forces with the Mets' farm-system alumni John Milner and Jon Matlack and trade-acquired Rusty Staub, Félix Millán, Willie Mays, now 42 years old. Don Hahn and Mays alternated in center field; the Mets' NLCS opponents, an imposing Cincinnati Reds squad that posted 99 victories during the regular season, were the favorite to return to the Series for a second consecutive year. The 1973 NLCS went the full five games, featured a now-famous brawl between Pete Rose and Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson. In the end, the Mets continued their improbable rise and bumped Rose and the rest of the mighty Reds from the playoffs. Willie Mays recorded the final hit of his career in Game 2. In four World Series, Mays did not hit a single home run, he hit only one in the postseason, during the 1971 NLCS. Mays fell in the outfield, he commented, "Growing old is just a helpless hurt."
The Oakland A's secured the pennant by overcoming the Baltimore Orioles in the 1973 ALCS. The A's, defending champions, still possessed a formidable lineup headed by a healthy Reggie Jackson, who would be named league MVP in 1973. Jackson was joined in the lineup by standouts like third baseman Sal Bando, the fine defensive outfielder Joe Rudi, the speedy shortstop Bert Campaneris, the A's catcher, 1972 World Series hero Gene Tenace; the pitching staff featured three 20-game winners, Ken Holtzman, Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, with Rollie Fingers serving as the A's ace relief pitcher. The A's offered entertainment both on and off the field in 1973; the stars engaged in conflicts with each other and with owner Charles O. Finley. With the designated hitter rule in effect for the first time in 1973, American League pitchers did not bat during the regular season, they were, expected to take their turn at the plate during each game of this Series. So it was that a man who had played no offensive role during the regular season came to make a key batting contribution for the A's during the Series.
With some extra batting practice, A's pitcher Ken Holtzman would stroke a double that helped the A's to win Game 1 – and another double that helped them secure the deciding seventh game. This Series was notable for an incident where Finley attempted to "fire" second-baseman Mike Andrews for his errors in Game 2. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn would reinstate fine Finley. Despite the hostility of the Oakland players toward the team's owner, the A's would be the first to repeat as World Champions since the 1961–62 New York Yankees. Oakland manager Dick Williams resigned after the Series was over, having had enough of owner Charles O. Finley's interference. Oakland reliever Darold Knowles became the first pitcher to appear in every game of a seven-game World Series. AL Oakland A's vs. NL New York Mets The Mets and A's opened the Serie
In baseball, a no-hitter is a game in which a team was not able to record a single hit. Major League Baseball defines a no-hitter as a completed game in which a team that batted in at least nine innings recorded no hits. A pitcher who prevents the opposing team from achieving a hit is said to have "thrown a no-hitter"; this is a rare accomplishment for a pitcher or pitching staff: only 299 have been thrown in Major League Baseball history since 1876, an average of about two per year. In most cases in MLB, no-hitters are recorded by a single pitcher; the most recent no-hitter by a single pitcher was thrown on May 8, 2018 by James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The most recent combined no-hitter was thrown on May 4, 2018 by Walker Buehler, Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia, Adam Liberatore of the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Diego Padres at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey, it is possible to reach base without a hit, most by a walk, error, or being hit by a pitch.
A no-hitter in which no batters reach base at all is a much rarer feat. Because batters can reach base by means other than a hit, a pitcher can throw a no-hitter and still give up runs, lose the game, although this is uncommon and most no-hitters are shutouts. One or more runs were given up in 25 recorded no-hitters in MLB history, most by Ervin Santana of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a 3–1 win against the Cleveland Indians on July 27, 2011. On two occasions, a team still lost the game. On a further four occasions, a team has thrown a no-hitter for eight innings in a losing effort, but those four games are not recognized as no-hitters by Major League Baseball because the outing lasted fewer than nine innings, it is theoretically possible for opposing pitchers to throw no-hitters in the same game, although this has never happened in the majors. Two pitchers, Fred Toney and Hippo Vaughn, completed nine innings of a game on May 2, 1917 without either giving up a hit or a run. A no-hitter is defined by Major League Baseball as follows: "An official no-hit game occurs when a pitcher allows no hits during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings."
This definition was specified by MLB's Committee for Statistical Accuracy in 1991, causing recognized no-hitters of fewer than nine innings or where the first hit had been allowed in extra innings to be stricken from the official record books. Games lost by the visiting team in 8½ innings but without allowing any hits do not qualify as no-hitters, as the visiting team has only pitched eight innings. Major League Baseball has recognized 299 no-hitters thrown since 1876. Two no-hitters have been thrown on the same day twice: Ted Breitenstein and Jim Hughes on April 22, 1898. Eight no-hitters were thrown by major league pitchers in the 1884 season. In the modern era, seven no-hitters were thrown in 1990, 1991, 2012, 2015; the longest period between any two no-hitters in the modern era is 3 years, 44 days between Bobby Burke on August 8, 1931, Paul "Daffy" Dean on September 21, 1934. There was a drought of 3 years, 11 months, without a no-hitter after the first National League no-hitter on July 15, 1876, pitched by George Bradley.
The most recent year without any no-hitters is 2005. The greatest span of games without a no-hitter anywhere in the Major Leagues is 6,364, between Randy Johnson's perfect game on May 18, 2004, for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Aníbal Sánchez's no-hitter on September 6, 2006, for the Florida Marlins; the previous record was a 4,015-game streak without a no-hitter from September 30, 1984, to September 19, 1986. The pitcher who holds the record for the most no-hitters is Nolan Ryan, who threw seven in his long career, his first two came two months apart, while he was with the California Angels: the first on May 15, 1973, the second on July 15. He had two more with the Angels on September 28, 1974, June 1, 1975. Ryan's fifth no-hitter with the Houston Astros on September 26, 1981, broke Sandy Koufax's previous record, his sixth and seventh no-hitters came with the Texas Rangers on June 1, 1990, May 1, 1991. When he tossed number seven at age 44, he became the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter. Only Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Cy Young, Bob Feller, Larry Corcoran have pitched more than two no-hitters.
Corcoran was the first pitcher to throw a second no-hitter in a career, as well as the first to throw a third. Thirty-six pitchers have thrown more than one combined no-hitters not counting. Randy Johnson has the longest gap between no-hitters: he threw a no-hitter as a member of the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 1990, a perfect game as an Arizona Diamondback on May 18, 2004; the pitcher who holds the record for the shortest time between no-hitters is Johnny Vander Meer, the only pitcher in history to throw no-hitters in consecutive starts, while playing for the Cincinnati Reds in 1938. Besides Vander Meer, Allie Reynolds, Virgil Trucks and Max Scherzer are the only other major leaguers to throw two no-hitters in the same regular season. Jim Maloney had two no-hitters under the previous rules in the 1965 season
Rob Gardner (baseball)
Richard Frank Gardner is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He holds the distinction of having been traded twice by the New York Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for one of the Alou brothers. Gardner signed with the Minnesota Twins in 1963 upon graduation from Binghamton High School in Binghamton, New York, he went. Following the season, he was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1963 first-year draft, he went 20–10 with a 3.51 ERA over two seasons in the Mets' farm system to earn a call up to the majors in September 1965. He lasted just three innings in his first major league start, giving up seven runs in an 8–5 loss to the Houston Astros. However, his most memorable start of the season was his final, in which he pitched fifteen innings of shutout ball against the Philadelphia Phillies in a game, declared a 0–0 tie after eighteen innings. After getting off to a 2–0 start in 1966, Gardner lost his next six decisions, was moved into the bullpen, he earned his first major league save July 26 against the Astros, finished the season at 4–8 with a 5.12 ERA.
He started the 1967 season in the minors, was shipped to the Chicago Cubs on June 12 with a minor league player to be named for Bob Hendley. Gardner spent one season in Chicago. Just prior to the start of the 1968 season, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Bobby Tiefenauer, he went 9–6 with a 4.32 ERA for the Portland Beavers, made five appearances for the Indians that September. Gardner was 0–6 with Portland in 1969 when the Indians struck a deal with to the New York Yankees for John Orsino. Gardner finished the 1969 season with the Yankees' the Syracuse Chiefs, he went 16–5 with a 2.53 ERA for Syracuse in 1970, appeared in one game for the Yankees that September. Just prior to the start of the 1971 season, the Yankees traded Gardner and Ron Klimkowski to the Oakland A's for Felipe Alou. On May 26, 1971, he was traded back to the Yankees for Curt Blefary, he appeared in twenty games and pitched 97 innings for the Yankees in 1972, the most he'd pitched since 1966 with the Mets. Following the season, the Yankees traded him back to the A's with a player to be named for Matty Alou.
Garners appeared in three games for the A's in 1973 when his contract was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers. He appeared in ten games for the Brewers, the last of which, he lasted just a third of an inning and gave up four runs to the A's. Following the game, he was returned to the A's, he spent 1974 in the Detroit Tigers' organization, 1975 back in the Yankees' farm system before retiring. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference
James Blair Bibby was an American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. During a 12-year baseball career, he pitched from 1972 to 1984 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, with whom he was a member of its 1979 World Series Champions, he pitched a no-hitter against a team in the midst of a three-year dynasty. In 1981, as a member of the Pirates, he missed out on a perfect game by just one hit, allowing a lead off single, before retiring the next 27 batters he faced. Bibby attended Fayetteville State University on a basketball scholarship, pitched for its varsity baseball team, his professional career began when he was signed by the New York Mets as an undrafted free agent after his junior year on July 19, 1965. With Fayetteville State having discontinued its baseball program in the late-1970s, he was the only player from the university to reach the major leagues. After appearing in thirteen games and posting a 2–3 record with an 11.25 earned run average with the Marion Mets in 1965, he spent the next two years on active duty with the United States Army as a truck driver in Vietnam.
On his return to baseball, he moved up the organization's minor league system, first with the Raleigh-Durham Mets in 1968 before splitting time with the Memphis Blues and Tidewater Tides in 1969. His progress was interrupted again in 1970 when a back injury which required a spinal fusion of the first and second vertebrae sidelined him for the entire season and put his career in doubt, he rebounded in 1971 by having his best campaign in the minors as he led all Tides pitchers with a 15–6 mark. He never got to play for New York because he was part of an eight-player transaction on October 18, 1971, when he, along with Art Shamsky, Rich Folkers and Charlie Hudson, were sent to St. Louis for Chip Coulter, Chuck Taylor and two players who would help the Mets capture the National League pennant in 1973, Jim Beauchamp and Harry Parker. Bibby earned a promotion to the Cardinals late in 1972 as the Tulsa Oilers' top hurler at 13–9, with a 3.09 ERA, 13 complete games and 208 strikeouts. He made his major-league debut at age 27 as the starter in the second game of a Labor Day doubleheader at Busch Memorial Stadium on September 4.
Despite surrendering four runs in 6 1⁄3 innings, he picked up the win in the 8–7 triumph over the Montreal Expos. He lost three of them. After beginning 1973 at 0–2 with a 9.56 ERA, he was acquired by Texas on June 6, 1973 in exchange for Mike Nagy and John Wockenfuss. The trade was made at the urging of Whitey Herzog who, prior to becoming the Rangers manager, was the Mets director of player development. Herzog explained, "Bibby throws harder than anybody in this league except Nolan Ryan when he's on top of his game."Just under two months on July 30, Bibby no-hit the defending and eventual repeat World Champion Oakland Athletics 6-0 at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, the first no-hitter in the franchise's history. Despite issuing six walks and relying exclusively on his fastball, he still registered thirteen strikeouts and outdueled Vida Blue—himself a no-hit pitcher in 1970. After he fanned in the ninth inning, Oakland's Reggie Jackson commented on the strike three pitch, "That's the fastest ball I saw.
I didn't see it. I just heard it." Bibby, whose salary was $15,000 that year, earned a $5,000 raise from team owner Bob Short as a result of the achievement. On a ballclub that finished with the worst record in the majors at 57–105 and fired Herzog with 24 games remaining in the campaign, Bibby was its winningest pitcher despite a 9–10 record; when the Billy Martin-managed Rangers became the surprise team of 1974 by going 84–76 and vaulting into second place in the American League Western Division and the newly acquired Ferguson Jenkins each made a club-record 41 starts to anchor the pitching staff. The nineteen losses, are a club record. Bibby's inconsistency with his control plagued him again early in 1975 when he went 2–6 with a 5.00 ERA. He was traded along with Jackie Brown, Rick Waits and $100,000 to Cleveland for future Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry on June 13, 1975; the deal was the result of a feud between Perry and Indians manager Frank Robinson. Bibby compiled a 30–29 record with a 3.36 ERA in his 2 1⁄2 years in Cleveland.
More with the help of pitching coach Harvey Haddix, he worked on improving his delivery to home plate and added the curveball and changeup to his repertoire. During spring training on March 6, 1978, an arbitrator ruled; the reason was indicative of the financially inept Indians management at the time. Bibby's 1977 contract included a $10,000 bonus, he started thirty of the 37 contests in which he appeared, but the Indians failed to make the payment by the deadline stated in the terms of the contract. Bibby signed with Pittsburgh nine days on March 15, 1978, he was expected to be the new closer, replacing Goose Gossage who had left for the New York Yankees in the offseason. Instead Bibby became a starter in the five-man rotation and had his most productive years with the Pirates, going 50–32 with a 3.53 ERA in five seasons. His only postseason experience was when he helped the Pirates capture the 1979 World Series Championship. Despite not getting a decision in any of his three starts, he pitched with a 2.08 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 17 1⁄3 innings.
In the 3–2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Riverfront Stadium, he pitched seven innings and left the game with a 2–1 lead. He went 6 1⁄3 innings and departed Game 4 of the Fall Cla
Gerald Edward McNertney is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher in 1964 and from 1966 to 1973. Born in Boone, Iowa, McNertney signed with the Chicago White Sox in 1958 after attending Gilbert High School and Iowa State University. During his first three seasons in minor league baseball, he was a first baseman and outfielder and converted to catcher in his fourth professional season, 1961, while playing for the Charleston White Sox of the Class A South Atlantic League. Despite his late conversion, McNertney developed into a good defensive catcher and made his major league debut at the age of 27 with the White Sox in 1964, he played in 1964 and from 1966 to 1973 for the White Sox, Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates. McNertney led American League catchers in 1967 with a 54.8% caught stealing percentage. McNertney was the regular catcher for the Pilots in 1969—the only year the franchise played in the Pacific Northwest—where he reached career highs in at bats, home runs and runs batted in.
1969 was his best year defensively as he led the league's catchers in base runners caught stealing and finished second in assists and in putouts. McNertney was the last player to bat in Seattle Pilots history, striking out for the final out of the team's final game on October 2, 1969; the 1969 Seattle Pilots season was immortalized by the book Ball Four, written by his Seattle teammate, Jim Bouton. McNertney played in his final major league game for the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 15, 1973 at the age of 36. In a nine-year major league career, McNertney played in 590 games, accumulating 337 hits in 1,423 at bats for a.237 career batting average, along with 27 home runs, 163 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of.298. He had a career fielding percentage of.987. After his playing career ended, McNertney was the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees in 1984 and for the Boston Red Sox during the latter half of the 1988 season, after coaching in the Yankees' farm system during the early 1980s.
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