Buzz Capra

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Buzz Capra
Pitcher
Born: (1947-10-01) October 1, 1947 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1971 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1977 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Win–loss record 31–37
Earned run average 3.87
Strikeouts 362
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Lee William "Buzz" Capra (born October 1, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1971 to 1977 for the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. His best season was 1974, when he was 16–8 with a league-leading 2.28 earned run average, and was named a National League All-Star.

As a collegiate pitcher and shortstop, Capra was a member of the Illinois State University Redbirds as they won the 1969 NCAA College Division (now known as Division II) Championship. Capra is a member of the Illinois State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

After retiring as a player, Capra was a pitching coach in the systems of the Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, [1] and Braves.

Buzz currently works with players of all ages as a private instructor at Elite Sports Training Center, in St. Charles, Illinois.

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Preceded by
Ralph Garr
National League Player of the Month
June, 1974
Succeeded by
Don Gullett