Bucky Brandon

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Bucky Brandon
Pitcher
Born: (1940-07-08) July 8, 1940 (age 73)
Nacogdoches, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1966 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1973 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 28–37
Earned run average 4.04
Strikeouts 354
Teams

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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