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40 STEVE BUSBY (Franchise player #0071 - 1972-9)

All-Star

Position: P

Steven Lee Busby
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.
College: USC

Born: September 23, 1942 in Lakeview, OR
Acquired: June 8, 1971: Drafted by the Royals in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft (Secondary Phase)

Released: August 29, 1980

MLB Debut: September 8, 1972
Final MLB Game: August 26, 1980
Royals Debut: September 8, 1972
Final Royals Game:
August 26, 1980

Member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame - Class of 1986

Awards & Notable Achievements
Royals Pitcher of the Month: September 1972, August 1973 (w/Doug Bird), June 1974, May 1975
Royals Pitcher of the Year: 1974
1973 Sporting News AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year
American League Player of the Week: June 25, 1974
American League All-Star: 1974 & 1975
Pitched 2 No-Hitters (April 27, 1973 at the Detroit Tigers & June 19, 1974 at the Milwaukee Brewers)
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold)
Year W L G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
1972 3 1 5 5 3 0 0 40.0 28 9 7 1 8 31 1.58
1973 16 15 37 37 7 1 0 238.1 246 125 112 18 105 174 4.23
1974 22 14 38 38 20 3 0 292.1 284 118 110 14 92 198 3.39
1975 18 12 34 34 18 3 0 260.1 233 96 89 18 81 160 3.08
1976 3 3 13 13 1 0 0 71.2 58 42 35 7 49 29 4.40
1977 Did Not Pitch - On Disabled List
1978 1 0 7 5 0 0 0 21.1 24 18 18 2 15 10 7.59
1979 6 6 22 12 4 0 0 94.1 71 45 38 10 64 45 3.63
1980 1 3 11 6 0 0 0 42.1 59 30 29 3 19 12 6.17
Career 70 54 167 150 53 7 0 1060.2 1003 483 438 73 433 659 3.72

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Steve Busby page

 

 
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