Ron Guidry Biography

January 19, 2020
First published on:January 19, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Ron Guidry

Ronald Ames Guidry a.k.a. Ron Guidry is a retired MLB left-handed pitcher who spent his entire (1975-1988) career playing for the New York Yankees of the American League. Also, he was the pitching coach of the Yankees from 2006-07.

Nicknamed, Louisiana Lightning and Gator, Guidry was born on 28th August 1950, under the star sign Virgo. Lafayette, Louisiana native, the sixty-nine years holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. 

How Much Is Ron Guidry Net Worth In 2020?

A 14-year career as a professional baseball player with the New York Yankees has earned Ron Guidry a jaw-dropping career earning over $7 million in the 80s which is equal to $22,928,696 as of 2020. 

Year Team Earnings
1975 New York Yankees  $20,000 (approximate)
1976 New York Yankees $20,000 (approximate)
1977 New York Yankees $37,000
1978 New York Yankees $47,000
1979 New York Yankees $233,791
1980 New York Yankees $233,791
1981 New York Yankees $233,791
1982 New York Yankees $987,500
1983 New York Yankees $925,000
1984 New York Yankees $987,500
1985 New York Yankees $900,000
1986 New York Yankees $975,000
1987 New York Yankees $850,000
1988 New York Yankees $825,000

Roosters such as Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, and Don Mattingly are the highest average annual value contracts/contract extensions of the Yankees. 

Upon retirement, as a player, he returned to MLB joining Yankees manager Joe Torre's coaching staff as a pitching coach in the 2006 season. The following year, he tenures as a pitching coach ended. Not to mention, he had earned a reasonable sum through his brief coaching stint. 

Ron Guidry house in near Layfayette, La SOURCE: wsj

As of 2020, Ron Guidry has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2020, solely earned through his baseball career. 

Relationship Status: Married

Ron Guidry is married to Bonnie Rutledge, baseball fans in general and Yankee fans specifically. The couple tied the knot with on 23rd Sep 1972 after dating for 1 year, since they got together in 1971. 

Ron Guidry's child SOURCE: Pinterest

The couple shares three children: daughters, Jamie, and Danielle and son Brandon.

For Guidry, retirement was spending more time with Bonnie and the family. An avid outdoorsman, Guidry was free to hunt and fish back home in Lafayette.


Ron Guidry was born to Roland and Grace and has a brother who is 10 years younger than him. His father, Roland, worked on the railroad who was a brakeman on a freight train between Lafayette and Houston, Texas. He’d be away for days at a time. Whereas his mother, Grace, was a homemaker. 

The family lived in a small, one-story house with green stucco siding at the end of Edison Street. Until 10, he was the only child who spent a lot of time alone outdoors or with my grandfather, hunting.


  • 4× All-Star won in 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983
  • 2× World Series champion won in 1977, 1978
  • 5× Gold Glove Award won in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • 1978 AL Cy Young Award 
  • 1984 Roberto Clemente Award 
  • 2× AL wins leader won in 1978, 1985
  • 2× AL ERA leader won in 1978, 1979
  • New York Yankees retired his shirt No. 49 
  • Monument Park honoree

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