July 8, 1940 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 19, 1966 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1973 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.04|
Darrell G "Bucky" Brandon (born July 8, 1940) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He pitched for the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Pilots, Minnesota Twins, and Philadelphia Phillies. During a 7-year baseball career, Brandon compiled 28 wins, 354 strikeouts, and a 4.04 earned run average.
Once a heralded pitching prospect, Brandon was an undistinguished reliever throughout most of his career. In his 1966 rookie season, he made 17 starts for Boston and finished 8-8 with a 3.31 ERA and a career-high 101 strikeouts, including two shutouts and a two-hit, one-run game. But he developed arm problems at this early stage of his career and slumped to 5-11 in 1967, pitching only 12 innings in 1968. A year later, he divided his playing time between the expansion Seattle Pilots and Minnesota and spent the entire 1970 season pitching for the Tucson Toros. From 1971-73, he collected 15 wins and eight saves for the Phillies as a reliever and spot starter.
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