December 27, 1984 Ed Whitson, 14-8 with the NL…

December 27, 1984

Ed Whitson, 14-8 with the NL champion Padres, signs a five-year $4.4 million contract with the Yankees. The free-agent deal becomes a nightmare for both the pitcher and the team when he lasts only a season and a half, compiling a 15-10 record along with an ERA of 5.38 in 44 games in the Bronx.