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ssang
05-14-2003, 02:56 PM
Dave DeBusschere died of a heart attack. He pitched for the Sox in the early 60's. He's probably better known for his basketball career with the Knicks

Paulwny
05-14-2003, 03:02 PM
Ouch!! I'm feeling a lot older.
RIP Dave

TheBigHurt
05-14-2003, 03:29 PM
:whiner: :whiner: :whiner: :whiner: BE GOOD, dave in heaven

Procol Harum
05-14-2003, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by Paulwny
Ouch!! I'm feeling a lot older.
RIP Dave

Ditto. I remember the looming form of DeBuscherre on the mound in my early, early days of avid Sox following.

Looking back at his numbers you can see that he wasn't half-bad. Context is everything, however. Back then the Sox pitching staff was so good (Peters, Horlen, Herbert, Pizarro, Wilhelm, etc., etc.) that my impression of him at the time was that he was a bum. We could use a few bums with his sort of numbers on the 2003 Sox staff....
:(:

Lip Man 1
05-14-2003, 06:40 PM
Procol is right. Look at Big D's numbers and they are very good. One never knows if he could have kept it up on a regular basis but he had a promising start...

1962- 12 games, 18 IP, 2.00 ERA.
1963- 24 games, 3 wins, 84 IP, 54 SO, 3.15 ERA

63 highlights included his 1st MLB win on July 17. Allowing 2 runs in 7 innings against the Senators. On July 30th he beat Washington again 5-1 going 8 2/3rd's inning and on August 12th he fired a complete game, six hit shutout of Cleveland.

In 1964 he never pitched one inning for the Sox because they had a stacked pitching staff. By 1965 he turned his attention full time to basketball.

Lip

Paulwny
05-14-2003, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
Procol is right. Look at Big D's numbers and they are very good. One never knows if he could have kept it up on a regular basis but he had a promising start...

1962- 12 games, 18 IP, 2.00 ERA.
1963- 24 games, 3 wins, 84 IP, 54 SO, 3.15 ERA

63 highlights included his 1st MLB win on July 17. Allowing 2 runs in 7 innings against the Senators. On July 30th he beat Washington again 5-1 going 8 2/3rd's inning and on August 12th he fired a complete game, six hit shutout of Cleveland.

In 1964 he never pitched one inning for the Sox because they had a stacked pitching staff. By 1965 he turned his attention full time to basketball.

Lip

The NBA games were overlapping into ST, I remember the sox telling DeBuscherre to make a choice.

T Dog
05-14-2003, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1

63 highlights included his 1st MLB win on July 17. Allowing 2 runs in 7 innings against the Senators.

If memory serves, that was the day that Bobby Thigpen was born.

duke of dorwood
05-14-2003, 07:51 PM
Rest In Peace Good #22

Viva Magglio
05-14-2003, 08:41 PM
The scary part is that these kind of things come in threes. First, it was Red Mottlow. Now, it's DeBuscherre. If this theory of "they come in three's" holds true, it's scary to think that someone else is near the end.

Lip Man 1
05-14-2003, 10:55 PM
Just wondering...

Jerry Reinsdorf?????

By the way WSI will have a tribute to Dave DeBusschere up in the next 12 hours. It includes comments from his former teammates as well as those who saw him pitch.

Lip

WinningUgly!
05-14-2003, 11:01 PM
~R. I. P.~
http://kathyschrock.net/knicks22/img7.jpg

TheBigHurt
05-14-2003, 11:33 PM
HERE in NY, he was getting talked about all day as a member of the Knicks championship teamBE GOOD

Risk
05-15-2003, 11:44 AM
R.I.P. #22

Risk

Lip Man 1
05-15-2003, 10:10 PM
Technical problems have prevented the obit from being posted yet. I apologize.

Daver, Far West and Pale Hose George are working to correct the issue and we hope the story is on line by the end of the evening.

Again I'm sorry.

Lip

Lip Man 1
05-15-2003, 11:58 PM
Folks:

The DeBusschere story is now on the main page.

Thanks for your patience.

Lip