Okay, so you think you are an expert on the New York Yankees? Well, here we go with the fourth installment of “Name Your Yankee,” presented by Yankee Fan Dan. This is where the real Yankees fans step up to the plate and show their knowledge.
In case you have forgotten, here is how it works: I will provide you with a list of clues. You see how many clues it takes for you to determine who the secret Yankee player is. If you identify the player in four clues, then you are assigned to the single A team. If you only need three clues, you are in double A. Two clues will place you in triple A. If you do it in one clue, you have made the big leagues! The answer is revealed on this page.
Does that still sound easy? Well, here is the difficult part. You must identify the secret Yankee player from your knowledge and not from research. If you cheat, you will have to live with it until the end of your career. The ethics panel will ban you from baseball without the opportunity for reinstatement. So, don’t pretend the ball hit you and limp to first base. Okay, here we go.
Clue number one: He has 195 wins in his MLB pitching career.
Clue number two: He wears uniform number 52.
Clue number three: He had 15 wins as a starting pitcher last season.
Clue number four: He is a left-handed pitcher.
Alright, how did you do? If you guessed that the secret Yankee player is CC Sabathia, than you are right! In his first ten games of 2013, Sabathia has a record of 4-3 with an ERA of 3.43. Although he has 56 strikeouts, he needs to cut down on the home run ball, as he has already given up nine on the year. Still, he gave up 22 home runs last season and was able to finish with a 15-6 record. Fewer gopher balls would certainly drop his ERA under three.
Don’t forget to check back next Thursday for another edition of
Name Your Yankee.