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Looking Back at Yogi Berra's 173 Shutouts Caught

Yogi BerraYogi BerraAs Yogi Berra celebrates his 86th birthday on Thursday, May 12, SABR member Walt Wilson looks back at the 173 shutouts Berra caught as a member of the New York Yankees from 1946-63.

Of Berra's 1,699 career games at catcher, 173 were shutouts.

Nineteen of Berra's shutouts, which are not listed below, were with more than one pitcher. All of his shutouts were as a member of the Yankees — he finished his playing career with the Mets in 1965. (Pitchers that had a game started but no shutouts with Berra are not shown.)

Pitcher Starts Shutouts
Whitey Ford 212 24
Ed Lopat 161 16
Vic Raschi 158 22
Allie Reynolds 153 20
Bob Turley 129 18
Tommy Byrne 95 7
Don Larsen 72 6
Johnny Kucks
63 6
Tom Sturdivant
45 2
Art Ditmar
42 1
Tom Morgan
41 6
Ralph Terry
39 5
Johnny Sain
33 1
Bob Grim
32 2
Spec Shea
30 5
Jim McDonald
29 3
Bobby Shantz
25 1
Bob Kuzava
23 3
Harry Byrd
21 1
Duke Maas
18 1
Bobo Newsom
8 1
Tom Gorman
6 1
Stan Williams
6 1
Spud Chandler
4 1
Total   173

 

(This article first appeared in the Baseball Records Committee's June 2010 newsletter.)

Related link: Check out Walt Wilson's Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers website.

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