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Steve BusbyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1971-1980 MLB Years: 1972-1980
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PositionsP-189Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSteven Lee Busby
Height6-2Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 29,1949 [68.266]PlaceBurbank,California
High SchoolFullerton (Fullerton,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 1971 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 4th round (78th overall) of the 1967 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 8,1972 [22.344]
OrganizationsKCA [10] Awards1Awards Voting2-5
TBC Player ID9467Retrosheet IDbusbs101MLBAM ID111787
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Kansas City Royals in 1973,1975 ... Threw a no-hitter on April 27,1973 against the Detroit Tigers and on June 19,1974 against the Milwaukee Brewers ... Inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame in 1986
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts47Walks44Hittable60SO/BB43vsPower60Hitting8Durability41Team.527Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1971USCCollegeNCAASrRel211122.28230239000130.09941330501060001.156.85--3.467.342.12.846-
1971nullA+--Rel21410.68808000040.031143014500001.136.98--3.1511.253.57.800-
1972nullAAA--Rel2212143.19300300000217.019787770642210001.208.17--2.659.173.45.462-
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40ST22311.58550300040.0289718310000.906.300.231.806.983.88.7501.77
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40ST2316154.23373707100238.0246125112181051749061.479.290.683.976.571.66.5163.48
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40ST2422143.393838020300292.028411811014921985291.298.740.432.836.102.15.6112.88
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40ST2518123.083434018300260.0233968918811608031.218.060.622.805.531.98.6003.22
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40ST26334.4013130100071.2584235749291031.497.280.886.153.640.59.5005.27
1977Daytona IslandersFSLA+kca-ST270115.0011000003.011550120004.0033.00--3.006.002.00.000-
1978Gulf Coast RoyalsGCLRkkca-ST28100.00220000013.07000090000.544.85----6.230.001.000-
1978Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ST28375.4512120200066.0784740732323101.6710.640.954.364.361.00.300-
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0474.5614140200079.0854740732413101.489.680.803.654.671.28.364-
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40S/R28107.59752001021.0241818215100121.8310.130.846.334.220.671.0005.26
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40S/R29663.63221210405094.07145381064451001.436.770.956.114.290.70.5005.19
1980Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ST30322.48880210058.0451916428295001.266.980.624.344.501.04.600-
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40S/R30136.171165002042.0593029319124021.8412.540.644.042.550.63.2504.59
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter70543.7216715017537801058.2100348343873433659283251.358.510.623.675.591.52.5650.95
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter23253.206123384100397.0369172141111393438101.288.370.253.157.782.47.479-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter18233.515020304100341.0320153133111242828101.308.450.293.277.442.27.439-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter421.67918000043.042198015520001.338.79--3.1410.883.47.667-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.00220000013.07000090000.544.85----6.230.001.000-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1122.28230239000130.09941330501060001.156.85--3.467.342.12.846-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter70543.7216715017537801058.2100348343873433659283251.358.510.623.675.591.52.565-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15113.723531411120220.02081009115901376151.358.510.623.675.591.52.5770.95
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13143.203413212100220.020495786771904101.288.370.253.157.782.47.481-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca40p22515031004000300000.200.200.267.4674115.250.067.067.2110.0020.000.000.000.0033.33
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter515031004000300000.200.200.267.4674115.250.067.067.0000.0020.000.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games16248609732001300009700000.200.200.267.46713032486.250.067.067.0000.0020.000.000.000.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22P5-40141-65.8331.000.133-100.025100.03.2
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23P37-2381047636357.9051.540.24161061.5237100.022.8
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24P38-2922453828577.9062.030.26-----38100.023.5
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25P34-2602252327774.9612.180.28-----34100.021.0
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26P13-711093-2219.8641.460.27-----13100.08.0
1978Gulf Coast Royals GCLRkkca28P2--12--331.0001.50------2100.03.6
1978Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca28P12--342-97.7780.58------12100.08.9
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28P7-21-51-65.8330.710.24-----7100.04.3
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29P22-94424-128281.0001.270.30-----22100.013.6
1980Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca30P8--2104-1612.7501.50------8100.05.9
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30P11-42541-109.9000.820.21-----11100.06.8
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P167-105876198238297274.9231.640.26191065.541670.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P20--5146-2519.7600.95------200.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2--12--331.0001.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca225----------
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2337----------
1974Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2438----------
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2534----------
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2613----------
1978Gulf Coast Royals GCLRkkca282----------
1978Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca2812----------
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca287----------
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2922----------
1980Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca308----------
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3011----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1982Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex32Broadcaster1626498.39529.06Don Zimmer,Darrell Johnson
1983Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex33Broadcaster1627785.47522.03Doug Rader
1984Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex34Broadcaster1616992.42914.57Doug Rader
1985Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex35Broadcaster1616299.38528.57Bobby Valentine,Doug Rader
1986Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex36Broadcaster1628775.5375.02Bobby Valentine
1987Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex37Broadcaster1627587.46310.06Bobby Valentine
1988Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex38Broadcaster1617091.43533.56Bobby Valentine
1989Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex39Broadcaster1628379.51216.04Bobby Valentine
1990Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex40Broadcaster1628379.51220.03Bobby Valentine
1991Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex41Broadcaster1628577.52510.03Bobby Valentine
1992Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex42Broadcaster1627785.47519.04Toby Harrah,Bobby Valentine
1993Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex43Broadcaster1628676.5318.02Kevin Kennedy
1994Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex44Broadcaster1145262.456--1Kevin Kennedy
1995Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex45Broadcaster1447470.5144.53Johnny Oates
1996Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca46Broadcaster1617586.46624.05Bob Boone
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1974American League Player of the Week (June 17-June 23)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1981-01-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1980-08-29Released by Royals. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.