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.