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Steve Busby

Steven Lee Busby (Buzz)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 29, 1949 in Burbank, CA
High School: Fullerton Union HS (Fullerton, CA)
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1972 (Age 22.345, 10,903rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Team: Royals 1972-1980

Last Game: August 26, 1980 (Age 30.332)
Relatives: Cousin of Jim Busby
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 21, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #714. Dave LaRoche… #715. Doug Davis… #716. Ron Kline… #717. STEVE BUSBY… #718. Erik Bedard… #719. Red Munger… #720. Ted Wilks… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1972 22 KCR AL 3 1 .750 1.58 5 5 0 3 0 0 40.0 28 9 7 1 8 0 31 0 0 0 153 193 1.77 0.900 6.3 0.2 1.8 7.0 3.88
1973 23 KCR AL 16 15 .516 4.23 37 37 0 7 1 0 238.1 246 125 112 18 105 7 174 6 0 9 1037 96 3.48 1.473 9.3 0.7 4.0 6.6 1.66 RoY-3
1974 ★ 24 KCR AL 22 14 .611 3.39 38 38 0 20 3 0 292.1 284 118 110 14 92 6 198 9 2 5 1220 113 2.88 1.286 8.7 0.4 2.8 6.1 2.15 AS,MVP-30
1975 ★ 25 KCR AL 18 12 .600 3.08 34 34 0 18 3 0 260.1 233 96 89 18 81 4 160 3 0 8 1064 126 3.22 1.206 8.1 0.6 2.8 5.5 1.98 AS
1976 26 KCR AL 3 3 .500 4.40 13 13 0 1 0 0 71.2 58 42 35 7 49 1 29 3 0 1 323 81 5.27 1.493 7.3 0.9 6.2 3.6 0.59
1978 28 KCR AL 1 0 1.000 7.59 7 5 1 0 0 0 21.1 24 18 18 2 15 1 10 2 1 0 104 51 5.26 1.828 10.1 0.8 6.3 4.2 0.67
1979 29 KCR AL 6 6 .500 3.63 22 12 5 4 0 0 94.1 71 45 38 10 64 3 45 0 0 1 405 118 5.19 1.431 6.8 1.0 6.1 4.3 0.70
1980 30 KCR AL 1 3 .250 6.17 11 6 2 0 0 0 42.1 59 30 29 3 19 0 12 2 0 4 199 66 4.59 1.843 12.5 0.6 4.0 2.6 0.63
8 Yrs 70 54 .565 3.72 167 150 8 53 7 0 1060.2 1003 483 438 73 433 22 659 25 3 28 4505 105 3.54 1.354 8.5 0.6 3.7 5.6 1.52
162 Game Avg. 15 12 .565 3.72 36 32 2 11 2 0 228 215 104 94 16 93 5 141 5 1 6 966 105 3.54 1.354 8.5 0.6 3.7 5.6 1.52
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1972 22 KCR AL 40.0 5 5 9 2.03 3.35 -0.09 0.05 96.8 3.38 6 0.9 -0.0 1.2 9 .676 .505
1973 23 KCR AL 238.1 37 37 125 4.72 4.25 -0.32 0.13 105.1 4.94 4 0.4 -0.1 2.6 28 .511 .502 RoY-3
1974 ★ 24 KCR AL 292.1 38 38 118 3.63 4.13 -0.14 0.12 105.3 4.63 32 3.8 -0.1 6.5 59 .601 .524 AS,MVP-30
1975 ★ 25 KCR AL 260.1 34 34 96 3.32 4.39 0.09 0.13 99.8 4.42 32 3.7 -0.1 6.1 57 .609 .523 AS
1976 26 KCR AL 71.2 13 13 42 5.27 4.15 0.25 0.13 97.0 3.91 -11 -1.1 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .414 .493
1978 28 KCR AL 21.1 7 5 18 7.59 4.11 0.37 0.00 99.6 3.73 -9 -0.9 .3 0.1 -0.6 -7 .374 .495
1979 29 KCR AL 94.1 22 12 45 4.29 4.67 0.19 0.06 102.5 4.65 4 0.4 1.1 -0.1 1.3 13 .517 .502
1980 30 KCR AL 42.1 11 6 30 6.38 4.41 0.16 0.06 100.7 4.35 -10 -0.9 .0 0.0 -0.5 -6 .414 .494
8 Seasons 1060.2 167 150 483 4.10 4.25 -0.05 0.11 102.5 4.52 48 6.2 .7 -0.4 16.2 149 .537 .510

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1972 22 KCR AL 5 15 15 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .267 .467 39 4 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1973 23 KCR AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 RoY-3
1974 ★ 24 KCR AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,MVP-30
1975 ★ 25 KCR AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1976 26 KCR AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 28 KCR AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1979 29 KCR AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 30 KCR AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 167 15 15 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .267 .467 39 4 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 15 15 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .267 .467 39 4 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1972 22 KCR AL 5 15 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1973 23 KCR AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1 RoY-3
1974 ★ 24 KCR AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS,MVP-30
1975 ★ 25 KCR AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1976 26 KCR AL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 28 KCR AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1979 29 KCR AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1980 30 KCR AL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
8 Seasons 167 15 -1 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1972 KCR AL 22 P 5 5 3 40.0 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.12 1.00 .950 1.87 1.84 3 0 0% 39% 1
1973 KCR AL 23 P 37 37 7 238.1 63 10 47 6 3 .905 2.15 1.54 .951 1.86 1.85 16 10 38% 38% 11 RoY-3
1974 KCR AL 24 P 38 38 20 292.1 85 24 53 8 2 .906 2.37 2.03 .947 1.81 1.80 16 11 41% 38% 5 AS,MVP-30
1975 KCR AL 25 P 34 34 18 260.1 77 22 52 3 2 .961 2.56 2.18 .940 1.87 1.86 23 5 18% 38% 8 AS
1976 KCR AL 26 P 13 13 1 71.2 22 10 9 3 0 .864 2.39 1.46 .950 1.87 1.88 15 4 21% 34% 3
1978 KCR AL 28 P 7 5 0 21.1 6 0 5 1 0 .833 2.11 0.71 .953 1.90 1.89 3 1 25% 38% 0
1979 KCR AL 29 P 22 12 4 94.1 28 4 24 0 1 1.000 2.67 1.27 .949 1.92 1.89 9 4 31% 36% 3
1980 KCR AL 30 P 11 6 0 42.1 10 5 4 1 0 .900 1.91 0.82 .957 1.85 1.85 0 3 100% 35% 1
8 Seasons P 167 150 53 1060.2 297 76 198 23 8 .923 2.32 1.64 .947 1.85 1.85 85 38 31% 37% 32
8 Seasons TOT 167 150 53 1060.2 297 76 198 23 8 .923 2.32 1.64 .947 1.85 1.85 85 38 31% 37% 32
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1974 AL (30, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Jun 23rd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1974 AL  6.6 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1974 AL  6.5 (7th)
1975 AL  6.1 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1975 AL  3.08 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1974 AL  22 (3rd)
1975 AL  18 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1974 AL  .611 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1975 AL  1.206 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 AL  6.571 (7th)
1974 AL  6.096 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1974 AL  292.3 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1973 AL  174 (9th)
1974 AL  198 (6th)
1975 AL  160 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1974 AL  20 (8th)
1975 AL  18 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1975 AL  3 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1973 AL  105 (7th)
1974 AL  92 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1974 AL  284 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1974 AL  2.152 (9th)
1975 AL  1.975 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1974 AL  0.431 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1973 AL  112 (9th)
1974 AL  110 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1974 AL  9 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1974 AL  1,220 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1975 AL  126 (6th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1974 AL  2.88 (3rd)
1975 AL  3.22 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1975 AL  25 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1975 AL  2.7 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1974 AL  20.19 (9th)
1975 AL  29.97 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1975 AL  4.0 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1974 AL  2.4 (10th)
1975 AL  2.5 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1975 AL  3.2 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1974 AL  24 (3rd)
1975 AL  22 (5th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1974 AL  53 (3rd)
1975 AL  52 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1973 AL  6 (1st)
1974 AL  8 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1974 AL  2.37 (5th)
1975 AL  2.56 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1974 AL  2.03 (2nd)
1975 AL  2.18 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 35 (702), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 18 (686), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (870), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (608th), 16.4 career WAR/17.0 7yr-peak WAR/16.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Steven Lee Steve Busby

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