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Ron Guidry Interview (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-03-04

Duration: 00:09:16

Subjects: Guidry, Ron, 1950- | Sports | Baseball players | New York Yankees (Baseball team) | World Series (Baseball)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Guidry, Ron Interviewee


This segment from the March 4, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Ron Guidry. Guidry, a native of Lafayette, was a pitcher for the New York Yankees from 1975-1988 and the winner of the 1978 American League Cy Young Award. He discusses playing little league baseball in Lafayette, his struggles in making it to the big leagues, learning how to throw a slider from Sparky Lyle, winning the 1977 World Series, and having his number retired by the Yankees. This story is a part of the “Louisiana Baseball Stories” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford