Whit's wisdom to Javy: 'I've been there'

Ed Whitson ends long silence about his hellish stint with Yankees in the '80s

Updated: May 1, 2010, 8:19 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Ed Whitson will talk about the booing, the hate mail, the death threats, and what Javier Vazquez needs to do at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but first he would like to share a piece of trivia about his turbulent stay in New York.

He was 15-10 with the Yankees. That's 15 victories and 10 defeats. That's .600, better than the career winning percentages posted by Bob Gibson, Walter Johnson and Warren Spahn.

"A lot of people would take that record," Whitson said ...

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