Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Name: George Brunet           
Position: Starting pitcher                                            
Throws: Left
Bats: Right                                               
Number(s): 43

Years Played As an Angel: 1964 -1969
Angels’ Stats: Win – Loss 48 – 62, ERA 3.13, WHIP 1.202, Shutouts 14
Career Stats: Win-Loss 69-93, ERA 3.62, Strikeouts 921, Shutouts 15

How He Was Acquired: Purchased from the Houston Colt .45s in 1964

Why You Should Know Him: Brunet pitched for the Angels in six consecutive years and had ERAs of 2.56 in 1965; 2.86 in 1968 and 3.31 in 1967.  Brunet’s WHIP were as low as 1.056 in 1968 and1.107 in 1965 – highest WHIP was 1.488. After his career in the majors was over Brunet pitched 14 more seasons in the minor leagues with most of those seasons being in the Mexican League. He posted 3,175 minor league strikeouts to go with his 921 major league strikeouts for a total of 4,096 strikeouts in 33 years of professional baseball.

Memorable Moments/Games: In 1968 George Brunet threw 5 shutouts and had 3 shutouts in 1965. He averaged over 200 innings pitched in all but one full year with the Angels.

Anecdotes and Quotes: Brunet was inducted into the Mexican Hall of Fame in 1999

Where is He Now?: Brunet passed away in 1991 at the age of 56

Contributed by Bruce Nye - AngelsWin.com Columnist
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