Guetterman pitched for 11 seasons in the majors. He came up with the Seattle Mariners in 1984, then joined the New York Yankees, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals, before concluding his career in 1996, back with the Mariners. He started a career-high 17 games in 1987 for Seattle and won 11 of them. He won 11 games again in 1990, this time pitching for the Yankees exclusively out of the bullpen. His best year, however, was arguably 1989 when he saved 13 games and won five more to go along with a 2.45 ERA for the Yankees.
Guetterman’s first game came on September 12, 1984, at the Kingdome against the Texas Rangers. He entered in the eighth inning, in relief of Bob Stoddard, who took over for the Mariners’ starter, Matt Young. Guetterman pitched 1.2 innings and gave up four hits and a run. Seattle lost the game 8-1.
Lee Guetterman – career stats