|Born:May 19, 1976|
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 19, 1998 for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 15, 2000 for the Kansas City Royals|
|Earned run average||6.90|
He began his professional career with the Gulf Coast Orioles in 1994 and began a slow, but steady, rise through the Orioles farm system with stops at Bluefield (rookie leagues), Frederick ("A" ball), Bowie ("AA") and Rochester ("AAA").
He made his major league baseball debut with the Orioles September 15, 1998, pitching five innings as the starting pitcher against the Texas Rangers. He gave up three runs and did not get a decision in the game. He pitched in 2 more games for the Orioles that year, finishing 0-1 with an ERA of 8.38 in 9.2 innings (3 games, 2 as a starter).
On October 22, 2001 the Orioles let Fussell leave as a free agent after the season and he signed with the Kansas City Royals on January 23, 2002. Spent most of the next two seasons on the Royals roster, primarily as a reliever with occasional starts. His high ERA totals (7.39 in 1999 and 6.30 in 2000) led to him getting demoted and spending the next two seasons exclusively with Omaha in "AAA", where he was returned to the starting rotation with some success.
Moving around to other teams: October 15, 2000 Granted Free Agency. November 10, 2002: Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves. October 15, 2003: Granted Free Agency. December 1, 2003: Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates. October 15, 2004: Granted Free Agency. January 12, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros. July 11, 2005: Released by the Houston Astros. June 23, 2007: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers. October 29, 2007: Granted Free Agency. December 18, 2007: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After his release from the Astros in 2007, he played with the Independent League team the Camden Riversharks from 2005 until he was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers to provide bullpen depth for their "AAA" team, the Las Vegas 51s in 2007. Today, he is married to a beautiful woman with two talented sons and a new born daughter.