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Tom Buskey

Thomas William Buskey

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: February 20, 1947 in Harrisburg, PA
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1969. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 5, 1973 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1974 [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/BlueJays/Yankees 1973-1980

Final Game: August 4, 1980 (Age 33)
Died: June 7, 1998 in Harrisburg, PA
Buried: Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, PA
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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
1973 26 NYY AL 0 1 .000 5.40 8 0 6 0 0 1 16.2 18 12 10 2 4 0 8 1 0 1 72 70 4.07 1.320 9.7 1.1 2.2 4.3 2.00
1974 27 TOT AL 2 7 .222 3.38 55 0 42 0 0 18 98.2 103 40 37 11 36 9 43 2 0 1 430 108 4.31 1.409 9.4 1.0 3.3 3.9 1.19
1974 27 NYY AL 0 1 .000 6.35 4 0 2 0 0 1 5.2 10 4 4 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 30 60 5.93 2.294 15.9 1.6 4.8 4.8 1.00
1974 27 CLE AL 2 6 .250 3.19 51 0 40 0 0 17 93.0 93 36 33 10 33 8 40 1 0 1 400 114 4.21 1.355 9.0 1.0 3.2 3.9 1.21
1975 28 CLE AL 5 3 .625 2.57 50 0 34 0 0 7 77.0 69 27 22 7 29 10 29 1 0 4 316 147 4.18 1.273 8.1 0.8 3.4 3.4 1.00
1976 29 CLE AL 5 4 .556 3.63 39 0 20 0 0 1 94.1 88 42 38 9 34 8 32 3 1 3 391 96 4.37 1.293 8.4 0.9 3.2 3.1 0.94
1977 30 CLE AL 0 0 5.29 21 0 9 0 0 0 34.0 45 24 20 6 8 1 15 1 0 1 157 75 4.94 1.559 11.9 1.6 2.1 4.0 1.88
1978 31 TOR AL 0 1 .000 3.38 8 0 6 0 0 0 13.1 14 5 5 1 5 4 7 0 0 0 59 119 3.64 1.425 9.5 0.7 3.4 4.7 1.40
1979 32 TOR AL 6 10 .375 3.43 44 0 40 0 0 7 78.2 74 33 30 10 25 7 44 1 0 3 329 126 4.26 1.258 8.5 1.1 2.9 5.0 1.76
1980 33 TOR AL 3 1 .750 4.46 33 0 9 0 0 0 66.2 68 35 33 11 26 6 34 0 0 1 279 98 5.05 1.410 9.2 1.5 3.5 4.6 1.31
8 Yrs 21 27 .438 3.66 258 0 166 0 0 34 479.1 479 218 195 57 167 45 212 9 1 14 2033 106 4.41 1.348 9.0 1.1 3.1 4.0 1.27
162 Game Avg. 6 7 .438 3.66 68 0 44 0 0 9 126 126 57 51 15 44 12 56 2 0 4 536 106 4.41 1.348 9.0 1.1 3.1 4.0 1.27
CLE (4 yrs) 12 13 .480 3.41 161 0 103 0 0 25 298.1 295 129 113 32 104 27 116 6 1 9 1264 107 4.34 1.337 8.9 1.0 3.1 3.5 1.12
TOR (3 yrs) 9 12 .429 3.86 85 0 55 0 0 7 158.2 156 73 68 22 56 17 85 1 0 4 667 112 4.54 1.336 8.8 1.2 3.2 4.8 1.52
NYY (2 yrs) 0 2 .000 5.64 12 0 8 0 0 2 22.1 28 16 14 3 7 1 11 2 0 1 102 67 4.54 1.567 11.3 1.2 2.8 4.4 1.57

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
1973 26 NYY AL 16.2 8 0 12 6.48 4.31 0.09 -0.36 98.6 3.81 -5 -0.5 1.5 -0.2 -0.5 -3 .435 .497
1974 27 NYY AL 5.2 4 0 4 6.35 4.06 0.17 -0.34 97.7 3.47 -2 -0.2 2.4 -0.2 -0.3 -1 .452 .499
1974 27 CLE AL 93.0 51 0 36 3.48 4.06 0.23 -0.34 100.7 3.51 0 0.0 2.2 -0.2 0.8 9 .501 .500
1975 28 CLE AL 77.0 50 0 27 3.16 4.35 -0.04 -0.36 99.6 4.02 7 0.8 1.7 0.1 1.7 15 .516 .505
1976 29 CLE AL 94.1 39 0 42 4.01 4.05 -0.19 -0.33 99.3 3.88 -1 -0.1 1.5 -0.2 0.6 7 .497 .499
1977 30 CLE AL 34.0 21 0 24 6.35 4.81 -0.06 -0.39 99.3 4.45 -7 -0.7 .3 0.2 -0.2 -4 .465 .495 $38,000
1978 31 TOR AL 13.1 8 0 5 3.38 4.50 -0.10 -0.37 102.2 4.33 1 0.2 1.5 0.0 0.3 3 .520 .501
1979 32 TOR AL 78.2 44 0 33 3.78 4.85 0.07 -0.39 101.7 4.47 6 0.6 1.6 0.0 1.5 14 .514 .504
1980 33 TOR AL 66.2 33 0 35 4.73 4.58 0.08 -0.37 106.8 4.41 -3 -0.3 1.2 -0.2 0.2 4 .492 .498
8 Seasons 479.1 258 0 218 4.09 4.38 0.02 -0.36 101.1 4.05 -3 -0.2 1.6 -0.5 4.1 43 .499 .501 $38,000
CLE (4 yrs) 298.1 161 0 129 3.89 4.22 -0.00 -0.35 99.8 3.86 -1 -0.0 1.6 -0.1 2.9 26 .500 .501 $38,000
TOR (3 yrs) 158.2 85 0 73 4.14 4.71 0.06 -0.38 103.9 4.43 5 0.5 1.4 -0.1 2.0 21 .506 .501
NYY (2 yrs) 22.1 12 0 16 6.45 4.25 0.11 -0.35 98.4 3.72 -7 -0.7 1.8 -0.3 -0.8 -5 .441 .497

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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
1973 26 NYY AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1974 27 TOT AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 27 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1974 27 CLE AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 28 CLE AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 29 CLE AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 30 CLE AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 31 TOR AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1979 32 TOR AL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 33 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Yrs 258 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (4 yrs) 161 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (3 yrs) 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (2 yrs) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1973 26 NYY AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1974 27 NYY AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1974 27 CLE AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1975 28 CLE AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1976 29 CLE AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 30 CLE AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $38,000 1
1978 31 TOR AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1979 32 TOR AL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1980 33 TOR AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
8 Seasons 258 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 2 $38,000
CLE (4 yrs) 161 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $38,000
TOR (3 yrs) 85 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
NYY (2 yrs) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

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
1973 NYY AL 26 P 8 0 0 16.2 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 1.08 0.25 .950 1.89 1.85 1 1 50% 38% 0
1974 TOT AL 27 P 55 0 0 98.2 26 7 18 1 0 .962 2.28 0.45 .947 1.81 1.80 4 1 20% 38% 0
1974 NYY AL 27 P 4 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.75 1.80 0 0 0
1974 CLE AL 27 P 51 0 0 93.0 26 7 18 1 0 .962 2.42 0.49 .947 1.81 1.80 4 1 20% 38% 0
1975 CLE AL 28 P 50 0 0 77.0 29 9 19 1 2 .966 3.27 0.56 .940 1.87 1.86 4 5 56% 38% 1
1976 CLE AL 29 P 39 0 0 94.1 22 4 18 0 2 1.000 2.10 0.56 .950 1.87 1.88 5 6 55% 34% 2
1977 CLE AL 30 P 21 0 0 34.0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 1.85 0.33 .949 1.96 1.93 3 1 25% 39% 0
1978 TOR AL 31 P 8 0 0 13.1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 3.38 0.63 .954 1.89 1.88 0 0 0
1979 TOR AL 32 P 44 0 0 78.2 25 5 19 1 1 .960 2.75 0.55 .949 1.92 1.89 4 1 20% 36% 1
1980 TOR AL 33 P 33 0 0 66.2 15 5 10 0 1 1.000 2.02 0.45 .957 1.85 1.85 5 1 17% 35% 0
8 Seasons P 258 0 0 479.1 131 34 94 3 7 .977 2.40 0.50 .948 1.87 1.86 26 16 38% 36% 4
8 Seasons TOT 258 0 0 479.1 131 34 94 3 7 .977 2.40 0.50 .948 1.87 1.86 26 16 38% 36% 4
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

Games Played s c a p y
1974 AL  55 (9th)
1975 AL  50 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1974 AL  18 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1974 AL  42 (10th)
1975 AL  34 (9th)
1979 AL  40 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1935), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2027), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (629th), 4.2 career WAR/4.7 7yr-peak WAR/4.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197730Cleveland Indians$38,0001/28/78 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$38,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Thomas tim Tom tommy William Buskey

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