Buzz Capra

Buzz Capra

Buzz Capra
Born: (1947-10-01) October 1, 1947
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1971, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1977, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 31–37
Earned run average 3.87
Strikeouts 362
Career highlights and awards

Lee William "Buzz" Capra (born October 1, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1971 to 1977 for the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. His best season was 1974, when he was 16–8 with a league-leading 2.28 earned run average, and was named a National League All-Star.

As a collegiate pitcher and shortstop, Capra was a member of the Illinois State University Redbirds as they won the 1969 NCAA College Division (now known as Division II) Championship. Capra is a member of the Illinois State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

After retiring as a player, Capra was a pitching coach in the systems of the Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Braves.

See also


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Preceded by
Ralph Garr
National League Player of the Month
June, 1974
Succeeded by
Don Gullett