Mel Stottlemyre appeared in 39 Major League games during the 1969 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Stottlemyre appeared in, specifically relating to his 1969 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Stottlemyre started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"I think Mel's been very underrated. He was really a dominant pitcher for the Yankees until he got hurt. He broke more bats than anybody. He had that great sinker ball, a good slider and good control. He was a big-game pitcher. He was a lot like Catfish Hunter , personality wise, in that he was always the same. After a game, you couldn't tell whether he won or lost. He was one of those guys who wouldn't go into a shell after he lost a game, get mad, and not talk to the press, or anything like that. he was the same guy all the time. But when you talk about great Yankee pitchers, he's usually never mentioned. People have kind of forgotten about him, but this guy was really tough." New York Yankees outfielder Roy White in The 50 Greatest pLayers in New York Yankees History (Robert W. Cohen, Scarecrow Press, '#29. Mel Stottlemyre', 06/16/2013, Page 152)
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Mel Stottlemyre 1969 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Mel Stottlemyre appeared in 20 games at home, had 52 at-bats, drove in 2 runs, scored 5 times, had 11 hits (2 doubles / 1 triples / 0 home runs), walked 3 times (0 intentional), struck out 23 times, was hit by a pitcher 1 times, sacrificed 4 times (3 hits & 1 flies), and finished at home with a .211 batting average, .263 on base percentage and .288 slugging average?
On the road, Mel Stottlemyre appeared in 19 games, had 49 at-bats, drove in 2 runs, scored 4 times, had 7 hits (0 doubles / 0 triples / 1 home runs), walked 6 times (0 intentional), struck out 18 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 1 times (1 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a .142 batting average, .236 on base percentage and .204 slugging average?
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