Thomas William Buskey
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Tom Buskey, who won 21 games in the major leagues in eight seasons, died on June 7, 1998 in Harrisburg, Penn.
Buskey, who debuted in 1973, finished his career with a 21-27 record and 34 saves. He pitched 479.1 innings in 258 games and posted a 3.66 career ERA.
He debuted with the Yankees in 1973 and pitched briefly for New York in 1974. On April 27 of that season, the Yankees dealt him to Cleveland, along with Fred Beene, Steve Kline and Fritz Peterson for Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow and Cecil Upshaw. He stepped into the bullpen for the Indians and posted 17 saves.
He pitched for the Indians into the 1977 season when he was sent to the minors. In February 1978, the Indians sent him and John Lowenstein to the Rangers for Willie Horton and David Clyde. He was released by the Rangers on April 1 and signed with the Blue Jays in May.
In 1980, he was released by the Blue Jays.