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Steve Busby

Inducted 1986
Pitcher 1972-1980

Coupling his amazing ability with an equally intimidating competitive fire, Busby burst onto the scene like few other pitchers. He was named the 1973 American League Rookie Pitcher of the Year in a vote by his peers. The two-time All-Star was the Royals 1974 Pitcher of the Year when he won 22 games. From 1973-75, he averaged more than 18 wins, 260 innings pitched and 177 strikeouts. He was the first pitcher in Major League history to throw no-hitters in each of his first two seasons. Though his career was shortened by a rotator cuff injury, his achievements earned him induction in the inaugural year of the Royals Hall of Fame.

  • POSITION: Pitcher
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 6'2
  • WEIGHT: 205
  • BORN: September 29, 1949 in Burbank, Calif.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft
  • SIGNED: 1971
  • DEBUT: September 8, 1972
  • FINAL GAME: August 26, 1980
Royals Career Statistics
W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
70 54 3.72 167 150 53 7 0 1060.2 1003 483 438 433 659 1.35