Ditmar pitched for nine years in the big leagues, for the the Philadelphia/Kansas City A’s and the New York Yankees, from 1954-1962. He won 12 games twice for the A’s, in 1955 and 1956. He was a 13-game winner for the Yankees in 1959 then went 15-9 in 1960 which was his best season. Ditmar finished his career with a 72-77 record with 14 saves and a 3.98 ERA.
One of the 100-oldest living players, Ditmar appeared in three World Series with the Yankees (1957, 1958 and 1960). He pitched in five total games and had an 0-2 record with a 3.18 ERA. He was a world champion with New York in 1958.
He was the starting pitcher in the final game played at Shibe Park by the A’s before they moved to Kansas City. The A’s won the game.
Art Ditmar – career stats