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George Stuart Brunet (Lefty)

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George Brunet pitched 15 years in the majors with nine clubs. Before, between, and after his big league appearances, Brunet set the all-time minor league strikeout record with 3,175 Ks. He also holds the Mexican League record for shutouts, with 55, although he did not debut in the Mexican League until after his major league career was over.

Brunet was on the other end of the shutouts in 1957. That season, pitching for the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association, Brunet's teammates failed to score in a 52 1/3 inning stretch in which he pitched. From June 21st (when Brunet improved to 10-3) till August 3rd, Little Rock never scored with Brunet as their pitcher. He lost 8 straight in that stretch and at 14-15 finished one loss shy of the league lead. He did top the circuit with 235 strikeouts.

Brunet played either in the major or minor leagues every season from 1953 through 1985.

In 1999 Brunet was selected posthumously for the Salon de la Fama.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1966-1968)

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