An effective left-handed reliever, Mike Stanton pitched in the post-season in 11 consecutive seasons (excluding the ’94 campaign when a strike cancelled the playoffs). He also achieved a rarity for a setup man – he was named to the All-Star team in 2001. Stanton pitched in the post-season for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. He won World Series rings with the Yankees in 1998, 1999, and 2000. he’s one of the few pitchers to have appeared in more than 1,000 games, having pitched in 1,178 total in his 19-year career.
On May 9, 1999, after 552 relief appearances, Stanton made his first major league start, pitching four shutout innings in the Yankees victory over the Seattle Mariners.