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Johnny Buzhardt, former big league pitcher, dies at 71

Johnny Buzhardt, who came to the majors with and pitched for the Chicago Cubs in 1958 (3-0, 1.85 era) and 1959 (4-5, 4.97 era), has died. He was 71.

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via www.baseball-almanac.com

The story can be found HERE.

Here's another article from The State newspaper in South Carolina.

Stats from Baseball Reference.

Here's some reading from Google Books. Take Me Out to the Cubs Game: 35 Former Ballplayers Speak of Losing at Wrigley By John C. Skipper Buzhardt has a few things to say starting on page 97. The whole book is a pretty interesting read.

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