Guy Bush

Guy Bush autograph
Birthdate 8/23/1901
Death Date 7/2/1985
Debut Year 1923
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Pirates, Reds
Position Pitcher

Guy Bush posted double-digit win totals in 10 straight seasons from 1926-35 and received consideration in MVP balloting in 1929, ’32, and ’33. 

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Cubs pitcher Guy Bush weighs in on Babe Ruth's called shot in the 1932 World Series

Cubs pitcher Guy Bush weighs in on Babe Ruth's called shot in the 1932 World Series

Guy Bush enjoyed a 17-year big league career. The right-hander debuted in 1923 just three weeks after his 21st birthday. By 1926, Bush hit his stride. During the ten-year period from ’26-’35, Bush won 155 games, with all but 11 of the victories coming for the Cubs. The hurler also appear
Former Yankee Joe Sewell supports Bush and says teammate Babe Ruth and the called shot

Former Yankee Joe Sewell supports Bush and says teammate Babe Ruth and the called shot

Hitting in front of Ruth that day was Joe Sewell who describes in perfect detail exactly what happened. Sewell corroborates Bush’s version of events as he writes, “Babe Ruth never said a word to Charlie Root the pitcher but he was cussing Burley (sic) Grimes, Bob Smith, and
Page two of Sewell's handwritten letter about the Called Shot

Page two of Sewell's handwritten letter about the Called Shot

The vivid details of this letter continue on the second page as Joe Sewell details Babe Ruth’s uncomfortable trip circling the bases after the home run. “…on his way home the fans threw cabbage, lemons, eggs, hats, and everything they had on the field until the umpires called the game and the

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