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Ron Guidry (1983)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983

Duration: 00:27:33

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


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Guidry, Ron Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from 1983, features Gus Weill’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: his childhood and initial interest in baseball; his difficult 1976 season and how his wife convinced him to keep pursuing professional baseball; winning the World Series in 1978; the effects of stardom on his life and marriage; and his involvement with the Special Olympics.