Lee William Capra
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 168 lb.
- School Illinois State University
- High School Lane Tech High School
- Debut September 15, 1971
- Final Game September 26, 1977
- Born October 1, 1947 in Chicago, IL USA
Buzz Capra began his major league career with the New York Mets in September of 1971. He pitched in 41 games over 2+ seasons for New York, winning 5 of them. On May 13, 1972, he recorded a 1-0 win in a game in which his first major league RBI was the only run. Buzz was also a member of the Mets' 1973 National League championship team.
Capra was sold to the Atlanta Braves in 1974. After a fine 1974 campaign in which he won 16 games and had a National League-leading 2.28 ERA, Capra was beset by arm trouble and ended his career in 1977.
He spent over twenty years as a professional pitching coach in several minor league systems, most recently with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. He was a coach for the Anderson Braves in 1983, Jackson Mets in 1985, Appleton Foxes in 1986, Burlington Expos in 1987, Spartanburg Phillies in 1988-1994, Pittsfield Mets in 1995-1996, Capital City Bombers in 1997-1998, and St. Lucie Mets in 1999-2000.
Capra is currently an instructor at the Fox Valley Sports Academy in Elgin, IL.
- NL All-Star (1974)
- NL ERA Leader (1974)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1974)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1974)