Frank Bushey

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Francis Clyde Bushey

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Kansas native Frank Bushey spent five seasons in professional baseball from 1927 to 1931. Frank spent two short runs in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox, making his debut on September 17, 1927 and ending his time with the Fenway Park club on September 27, 1930. During these two short periods Bushey made eleven appearances for an 0-1 record and a 6.30 ERA. He had been signed out of St. Mary's College just after graduation, having gone 9-1 in his senior year.

Frank spent four seasons in the minor leagues (1927-1929 and 1931). He was with the Lewiston Twins of the New England League in 1927, pitching 8 times with a 3-2 record before being called back to Boston in September, although this is not reflected on his BR Minors page. He had two double-digit win years, the first in 1928 when he built a 12-11 record with three different teams and his best numbers came in 1929 when he threw a 12-5 record for the Pittsfield Hillies of the class A Eastern League. During his time in the minor leagues Frank won 30 times and lost 25 while appearing in 115 games.

After baseball, Frank operated a grocery store and other businesses in St. Marys, KS, retiring shortly before his death. He died from cancer at a hospital in Topeka, KS on March 18, 1972 and was Interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Marys. Francis Clyde Bushey was 65 years of age.

His family was of French Canadian background, his last name being a variation on the more common French spelling of "Boucher", which is pronounced the same way as "Bushey".

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