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1973 Rookie Pitchers – 1973 Topps #608

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Steven Lee Busby (born September 29, 1949 in Burbank, California) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Kansas City Royals (1972–76, 1978–1980). He batted and threw right-handed. In a game against the California Angels on September 20, 1972, Busby hit a grand slam only to have it taken back by the home plate umpire who said time out had been called. Despite the brevity of his career, Busby was among the first two players elected to the Royals Hall of Fame. Outfielder Amos Otis was the other. His 70 career victories ranks him ninth on the Royals’ all-time list.

Dick Colpaert Pittsburgh Pirates all-time roster

George Francis “Doc” Medich(born December 9, 1948) in Aliquppa, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1972-1982. He was a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh, and acquired the nickname “Doc” during his early baseball career. Twice during his baseball career Medich went into the stands during a game to aid a fan who was suffering a heart attack. In 1976 in Philadelphia he performed CPR and mouth-to-mouth on a fan who died later that day. In a 1978 game between the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles he revived a man who was suffering a heart attack. The man survived and lived several more years. Shortly after receiving an M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Medich had his medical license suspended in Pennsylvania due to a “guilty plea to twelve counts of knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance obtained through prescriptions written to nonexistent patients and to people who never received the drugs


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