Dave McNally was one of baseball finest pitchers during the 1960's and early 1970's. In his first major league start on September 26, 1962, McNally hurled a 3-0 shutout against Kansas City. In 1963, he was 13-6 and helped the Baltimore Orioles win the pennant. In the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he started Game 1, and received a no-decision. In Game 4, McNally shutout the Dodgers on a 4-hitter, beating Don Drysdale as the Orioles completed a four game sweep.
Dave McNally won 20 games four years in-a-row from 1968-1971, including a AL record tying 15 games in-a-row to start the 1969 season. In 1969, he was 22-10, with a mere ERA of 1.95. In 1970, McNally recorded a stunning 24-8, 3.48 ERA, 40GS, 21GC, 4 shutouts in 298 innings. In 1971 his record was 21-5, 2.89 ERA, he led the majors in winning percentage, .808, and helped the Orioles win their third consecutive pennant. Dave McNally became the AL's first $100.000-a-year pitcher in 1972. He injured his throwing arm during 1971 and slumped to 13-17 but did record a fine 2.95 ERA. In 1973 and 1974 he helped the Orioles win the AL East Title, going 17-17 in 1973 and 16-10 in 1974. Dave McNally's career: 184-119, .607 pct, 3.24 ERA, 396GS, 120GC, 33 shutouts, 1512 K's in 2488 innings. Dave McNally rates as one of the top pitchers in the past 50 years. Baseball History