25. Steve Busby
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 29, 1949 in Burbank, CA USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 08, 1972
  • Final Game: August 26, 1980
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In the mid-1970’s it was expected that Steve Busby would have an incredible career, and for a couple of seasons that was certainly the case.  In his rookie year, Busby won 16 Games and was a 22 Game winner in his second season (1974) and would go to his first of two straight All Star Games.   1975 would see Busby net 18 Wins and at this point it was believed that Steve Busby was considered one of the top ten Pitchers in the American League. 

Sadly, that status was temporary. 

Busby would become the first hurler to undergo rotator cuff surgery and he allegedly would be come one of the first pitchers to deal with a pitch count.  Busby’s career would never career and his baseball run would be essentially three good seasons, which is still enough to put him on this list.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round of the Amateur Draft. 6/8/71.
  • Departed: Released. 8/29/80.
  • Games Played: 167
  • Notable Statistics: 70-54 Record
    150 Games Started
    3.72 ERA
    53 Complete Games
    1,060.2 Innings Pitched
    659 Strikeouts
    3.54 FIP
    1.354 WHIP
    16.4 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (1974 & 1975)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Pitcher (1975)

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