1/9/11 – This Day in Legend History… Warren Brusstar


On this day in 1974, pitcher Warren Brusstar was drafted by the Phillies. He only played nine seasons in the Majors but appeared in the postseason for five of them, four of which for the Phillies. Talk about getting the most bang for your buck. Unfortunately, my memories of Brusstar are virtually non-existant as he was purchased by the Chicago White Sox in August of 1982. At six years old, my knowledge of players were primarily based around my baseball cards, and all I knew about Warren Brusstar was that mustache, those eyebrows, that curly ‘fro, and menacing stare. I’m sorry, but Al “The Mad Hungarian” Hrabosky had nothing on Brusstar in the baseball card wars.

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In the morning after the reprehensible shooting incident in Tucson, Arizona of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, news came that the nine-year old girl that was tragically killed was the granddaughter of former Phillies manager and World Series Champion, Dallas Green. My thoughts go out to Green and his family, as well as everyone else who has been effected by this heinous act of violence. 

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