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    Who Was The Last Yankee To Win At Least 16 Games In Each Of His First Two Seasons?

    Who was the last Yankee to win at least 16 games in each of his first two career seasons (starting with a player's rookie season even if he made his MLB debut before that)? Ivan Nova will hopefully reach 16 wins for the second consecutive season. Chien-Ming Wang had 19 wins in each of his first two full seasons (2006 and 2007) but he doesn't count because in 2005 he had 8 wins and too many innings for him to be a rookie in 2006. I looked at Andy Pettitte, but he only won 12 games his rookie year.

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    Re: Who Was The Last Yankee To Win At Least 16 Games In Each Of His First Two Seasons

    According to B-R's play index, no one. Only Pettitte and Johnny Allen in their first two seasons won 32+ games for the Yankees. Allen won 17 in 1932 and 15 in 1933.

    EDIT: Check that. Russ Ford won 26 in 1910 and 22 in 1911 after having pitched only 3 innings in 1909. That's the only guy it appears.

    EDIT 2: Check that again. Ron Guidry did it in 1977 (16 wins) and 1978 (25 wins) after only having 31.2 IP in 1975-1976.
    Last edited by Grav; 07-10-12 at 12:27 PM.
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    Re: Who Was The Last Yankee To Win At Least 16 Games In Each Of His First Two Seasons

    Doc Medich faced 4 batters in his only appearance in 1972. Then he won 33 games his next two seasons on the Yankees. 14 in 73 & 19 in 74.

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    Re: Who Was The Last Yankee To Win At Least 16 Games In Each Of His First Two Seasons

    ^ He didn't quite reach that 16-win mark in his rookie year, however.
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    Re: Who Was The Last Yankee To Win At Least 16 Games In Each Of His First Two Seasons

    And Tom Sturdivant wasn't quite a rookie when he won 16 games in 1956, and again in 1957.
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