Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Warren Brusstar

Happy Birthday to Warren Brusstar, a member of the 1980 World Champion Phillies

Warren holds the unique distinction of being drafted four different times before he signed with a major league franchise ('70 & '71 by the Giants, '73 by the Mets and '74 by the Phillies). He made his debut with the 1977 Phillies after Tug McGraw went down with an injured elbow. In the memorable 1980 NLCS against the Astros, he was the winning pitcher of the heart-stopping Game 4 in the Astrodome.

A successful starting pitcher throughout his high school, college & minor league career, Brusstar played for three major league teams and appeared in 340 games in nine year big league seasons... always out of the bullpen. He never started a major league game.

In 1978 & 79 Brusstar & Topps teamed up for two of the most awesome baseball card portraits ever.


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