Bud Anderson (baseball)

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Bud Anderson
Relief pitcher
Born: (1956-05-27) May 27, 1956 (age 59)
Westbury, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 11, 1982 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1983 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win–loss record 4–10
Earned run average 3.68
Strikeouts 76

Karl Adam "Bud" Anderson (born May 27, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He batted and threw right-handed during his baseball career.

He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the 1977 amateur draft out of Rutgers University.[1] Anderson spent three seasons in the Seattle Mariners organization. In 1977, he played for the Bellingham Mariners, going 5-3 in 10 starts. In 1978, he pitched for the Stockton Mariners and went 12-8. In 1979, he spent most of the season with the Spokane Indians, and had a 2-13 record.[2]

The Seattle Mariners traded Anderson to the Cleveland Indians on March 29, 1980, to complete an earlier trade. Anderson made his major league debut on June 11, 1982 with the Cleveland Indians at age 26.[1] On that day, Anderson pitched three scoreless innings in relief.[3] In 1982, Anderson pitched one complete game. Despite having a 3.35 earned run average, Anderson had a losing record of 3-4.[1] Anderson's team went on to finish tied for 6th in their division.[4] In 1983, Anderson had a 4.08 earned run average. On the day of his final major league appearance, October 2,[1] Anderson pitched three innings, allowing three earned runs.[5]

At the time of his retirement Anderson had a 4-10 record, a 3.68 ERA, 62 walks, and 76 strikeouts. Anderson never came to bat during his major league career. His lifetime fielding percentage was .900.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bud Anderson". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Bud Anderson (Minors)". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Boston Red Sox 6, Cleveland Indians 2". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  4. ^ "MLB Season History - 1982". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Boston Red Sox 3, Cleveland Indians 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 

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