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Buster Narum

Leslie Ferdinand Narum
Born: Nov. 16, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Died: May 17, 2004 in Clearwater, Fla.
Debut: 1963 | Pos: P
H: 6'1" | W: 200 | B: R | T: R

Yrs W L G SV IP SO ERA
5 14 27 96 0 396.2 220 4.45

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Leslie F. "Buster" Narum, who pitched for five seasons in the major leagues, died on May 17, 2004 at his home in Clearwater, Fla. He was 63.

He pitched 396.2 innings in the major leagues, posting a 14-27 record and a 4.45 ERA. He recorded 220 strikeouts.

He made his major league debut in 1963 with Baltimore and pitched nine innings in seven games. In March 1964, Baltimore traded Narum to Washington for a player to be named later. That player ended up being Lou Pinella.

In 1968, Washington traded Narum, along with Tim Cullen and Bob Priddy, to the White Sox for Dennis Higgins, Ron Hansen and Steve Jones.

He had just seven hits in 118 major league at-bats, but three of those hits including his first in the major leagues, were home runs.