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SCCWS
07-30-2011, 08:54 AM
During the 60's, mediocre John Buzhardt pretty much owned the Red Sox while pitching for the White Sox. Gavin Floyd is doing a great imitation of him these days.

LITTLE NELL
07-30-2011, 09:16 AM
During the 60's, mediocre John Buzhardt pretty much owned the Red Sox while pitching for the White Sox. Gavin Floyd is doing a great imitation of him these days.

The Red Sox back then were not exactly the 27 Yankees. They had losing records from 1960 through 1966 losing 100 games in 65. Besides that the White Sox were a damn good team in those days. Buzhardt was with the Sox from 62 to 66 and in those 5 years the Sox were 455-355 for a .561 winning pct.

Lip Man 1
07-30-2011, 12:21 PM
While Johhny had a good record against a bad to mediocre Red Sox team from 1962 through 1967 (10-5) he was not known as a "Red Sox killer..."

Johnny was known as a "Yankee" killer. He never lost to them in that same time period (62-67), going 7-0 in that span.

Lip

MikeW
07-30-2011, 01:21 PM
I can't say that John Buzhardt was mediocre. He was a very good pitcher with a team that had several of them. Peters,Horlen,Herbert,John and Pizarro.

Lip Man 1
07-30-2011, 01:53 PM
Agreed. Back then he was considered a swing man, spot starter, long relief guy.

Today he'd probably be a #3 with his stuff. Great sinker.

Lip

BigKlu59
07-30-2011, 06:08 PM
I can't say that John Buzhardt was mediocre. He was a very good pitcher with a team that had several of them. Peters,Horlen,Herbert,John and Pizarro.

And the congregation said.... Amen !!!


BK59

SI1020
07-30-2011, 06:40 PM
Agreed. Back then he was considered a swing man, spot starter, long relief guy.

Today he'd probably be a #3 with his stuff. Great sinker.

Lip Is it just my OF memory but it seems to me lots of pitchers had good sinkers back then. Bobby Locker certainly did. Man, the pitching depth the Sox had when Buzhardt was on the staff. The 1964 team especially.