Tom Buskey

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Tom Buskey
Born: (1947-02-20)February 20, 1947
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Died: June 7, 1998(1998-06-07) (aged 51)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 5, 1973, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
August 4, 1980, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 21–27
Earned run average 3.66
Strikeouts 212

Thomas William Buskey [Husky] (February 20, 1947 – June 7, 1998) was a Major League Baseball middle relief pitcher. Listed at 6' 3", 200 lb., he batted and threw right handed.[1]

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Buskey attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He entered the majors with the New York Yankees in 1973, playing for them one and a half seasons before joining the Cleveland Indians (1974–1977) and the Toronto Blue Jays (1978–1980).[1]

In an eight-season career, Buskey posted a 21-27 record with a 3.66 earned run average and 34 saves in 258 relief appearances, striking out 212 batters while walking 167 in 479⅓ innings of work.[1]

He also pitched in the Minor Leagues over parts of eight seasons spanning 1969–1979, going 49–42 with a 2.77 ERA and 23 saves in 183 games, including 74 starts, 37 complete games, seven shutouts, 474 strikeouts and 186 walks in 768 innings.[2]

Additionally, Buskey played winter baseball with the Leones del Caracas club of the Venezuelan League in the 1974–1975 season, as he went 6-4 with a 2.19 ERA and eight saves in 28 relief games.[3]

After baseball, Buskey was involved with the Susquehanna Employment and Training Corporation, where he was cited as a contributor to technical and career special needs education in 1997. He died in 1998 at the age of 51, following complications from a heart attack in his natal home.[4]


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