Bill Stafford

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Bill Stafford
Born: (1939-08-13)August 13, 1939
Catskill, New York
Died: September 19, 2001(2001-09-19) (aged 62)
Wayne, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 17, 1960, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 1967, for the Kansas City Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 43–40
Earned run average 3.52
Strikeouts 449
Career highlights and awards

William Charles Stafford (August 13, 1939 – September 19, 2001) was a professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1960 to 1967. Stafford was a successful pitcher for the New York Yankees from 1961 to 1962, winning a combined 28 games in two seasons. He appeared in the World Series 3 times for the Yankees from 1960 to 1962, and was the winning pitcher in Game 3 of the 1962 World Series versus the San Francisco Giants. In September 2001, Stafford died in his home at the age of 62 of a heart attack.


Pitching stats

  • 186 Games
  • 43 Wins
  • 40 Losses
  • 9 Saves
  • 449 Strikeouts
  • 3.52 ERA
  • In 1961, Stafford had the second best ERA in the American League with 2.68. On October 1 of that season, he was the winning pitcher when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 in 1927.
  • As a kid in New York Stafford played at Athens Little League in Athens, New York.

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