Guy Bush Stats

Guy Bush was born on Friday, August 23, 1901, in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Bush was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 17, 1923, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Guy Bush baseball stats page.

"On the hurling mound (Guy) Bush has developed a curious 'hop-toad' lunge that is unique. When he really bears down on the ball, he actually springs forward and finishes up in a squat position like a catcher reaching for a low pitch. This freakish hop forward would be impossible to many pitchers. Bush can do it by virtue of his lithe and wiry build, his long thin legs." - Writer F.C. Lane in Baseball Magazine (November 1930)
Guy Bush

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Guy "The Mississippi Mudcat" Bush Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#10)

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Birth Name:
Guy Terrell Bush
Nickname:
The Mississippi Mudcat
Born On:
08-23-1901  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Aberdeen, Mississippi
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-02-1985 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Shannon, Mississippi
Cemetery:
Shannon Cemetery, Shannon, Mississippi
High School:
Tupelo Military Academy (Tupelo, MS)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-17-1923 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-26-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable
Guy Bush

Guy Bush Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1923 22 Cubs 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 1 0 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 -
1924 23 Cubs 16 8 4 2 5 .286 4.02 4 0 0 80.2 349 91 36 51 7 24 - 36 2 2 0 -
1925 24 Cubs 42 15 17 6 13 .316 4.30 5 0 4 182.0 790 213 87 102 15 52 - 76 1 3 0 -
1926 25 Cubs 35 16 13 13 9 .591 2.86 7 2 2 157.1 641 149 50 58 3 42 - 32 1 3 0 -
1927 26 Cubs 36 22 10 10 10 .500 3.03 9 1 2 193.1 813 177 65 76 3 79 - 62 2 6 1 -
1928 27 Cubs 42 24 7 15 6 .714 3.83 9 2 2 204.1 897 229 87 104 10 86 - 61 1 5 0 -
1929 28 Cubs 50 29 15 18 7 .720 3.66 18 2 8 270.2 1,176 277 110 135 16 107 - 82 7 4 0 -
1930 29 Cubs 46 25 7 15 10 .600 6.20 11 0 3 225.0 1,031 291 155 174 22 86 - 75 12 2 0 -
1931 30 Cubs 39 24 9 16 8 .667 4.49 14 1 2 180.1 790 190 90 104 9 66 - 54 6 2 0 -
1932 31 Cubs 40 30 7 19 11 .633 3.21 15 1 0 238.2 1,032 262 85 106 13 70 - 73 5 7 0 -
1933 32 Cubs 41 32 8 20 12 .625 2.75 20 4 2 259.0 1,101 261 79 98 9 68 - 84 6 1 0 -
1934 33 Cubs 40 27 10 18 10 .643 3.83 15 1 2 209.1 882 213 89 96 15 54 - 75 1 1 0 -
1935 34 Pirates 41 25 9 11 11 .500 4.32 8 1 2 204.1 889 237 98 115 16 40 - 42 3 5 1 -
1936 35 Pirates 16 0 11 1 3 .250 5.97 0 0 2 34.2 161 49 23 28 3 11 - 10 1 0 0 -
1936 35 Bees 15 11 3 4 5 .444 3.39 5 0 0 90.1 375 98 34 38 2 20 - 28 3 0 0 -
1937 36 Bees 32 20 7 8 15 .348 3.54 11 1 1 180.2 774 201 71 77 8 48 - 56 0 0 0 -
1938 37 Cardinals 6 0 3 0 1 .000 4.50 0 0 1 6.0 24 6 3 3 1 3 - 1 0 0 0 -
1945 44 Reds 4 0 4 0 0 .000 8.31 0 0 1 4.1 21 5 4 4 0 3 - 1 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
17 Years 542 308 145 176 136 .564 3.86 151 16 34 2,722.0 11,750 2,950 1,166 1,369 152 859 - 850 51 41 2 -
Guy Bush

Guy Bush Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1923 22 Cubs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1924 23 Cubs 16 26 1 4 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 .154 .185 .192
1925 24 Cubs 42 57 3 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 .193 .220 .193
1926 25 Cubs 35 48 1 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 3 0 0 0 .167 .184 .167
1927 26 Cubs 36 65 2 8 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 10 5 0 0 2 .123 .136 .138
1928 27 Cubs 42 73 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 18 4 0 0 0 .082 .107 .082
1929 28 Cubs 50 91 5 15 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 19 10 0 0 0 .165 .191 .165
1930 29 Cubs 46 78 7 22 0 1 0 0 7 6 0 19 3 0 0 0 .282 .333 .308
1931 30 Cubs 39 57 6 7 1 0 0 0 9 5 0 11 5 0 0 1 .123 .194 .140
1932 31 Cubs 40 84 6 15 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 12 6 0 0 3 .179 .216 .226
1933 32 Cubs 41 88 4 11 4 0 0 0 3 8 0 16 5 0 0 3 .125 .198 .170
1934 33 Cubs 41 70 4 16 1 0 0 0 10 2 0 13 6 0 0 4 .229 .250 .243
1935 34 Pirates 41 63 6 8 1 0 0 0 2 8 0 7 3 0 1 1 .127 .236 .143
1936 35 Pirates 16 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1936 35 Bees 15 25 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 6 0 0 1 .120 .214 .120
1937 36 Bees 33 54 4 6 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 16 2 0 0 1 .111 .172 .130
1938 37 Cardinals 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1945 44 Reds 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 544 888 57 143 12 2 0 0 52 50 0 162 61 0 1 16 .161 .207 .179
Guy Bush

Guy Bush Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1923 Cubs P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1924 Cubs P 16 8 242 11 0.7 10 1 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.12
1925 Cubs P 42 15 546 67 1.6 63 2 61 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .940 3.12
1926 Cubs P 35 16 472 45 1.3 43 4 39 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.46
1927 Cubs P 36 22 580 51 1.4 50 9 41 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.33
1928 Cubs P 42 24 613 53 1.3 51 5 46 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.25
1929 Cubs P 50 29 812 71 1.4 70 10 60 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.33
1930 Cubs P 46 25 675 68 1.5 67 21 46 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.68
1931 Cubs P 39 24 541 69 1.8 65 10 55 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .942 3.24
1932 Cubs P 40 30 716 75 1.9 72 22 50 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.72
1933 Cubs P 41 32 777 91 2.2 90 18 72 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .989 3.13
1934 Cubs P 40 27 628 60 1.5 59 13 46 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.54
1935 Pirates P 41 25 613 50 1.2 50 9 41 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
1936 Pirates P 16 0 104 12 0.8 12 1 11 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.12
1936 Bees P 15 11 271 26 1.7 26 5 21 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.59
1937 Bees P 32 20 542 53 1.7 53 8 45 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.64
1938 Cardinals P 6 0 18 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1945 Reds P 4 0 13 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 542 308 8,166 802 1.5 781 138 643 21 38 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.58
17 Years 542 308 8,166 802 1.5 781 138 643 21 38 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.58
Guy Bush

Guy Bush Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1923 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 18.00 0.00
1924 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 6.5 1.50 4.02 2.68
1925 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.4 28.5 1.46 3.76 2.57
1926 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.9 24.0 0.76 1.83 2.40
1927 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.5 65.0 0.78 2.89 3.68
1928 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 36.5 0.71 2.69 3.79
1929 Cubs 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 30.3 0.77 2.73 3.56
1930 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 11.1 0.87 3.00 3.44
1931 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 6.3 0.82 2.70 3.29
1932 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 84.0 1.04 2.75 2.64
1933 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 29.3 1.24 2.92 2.36
1934 Cubs 2 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 0.0 5.4 7.0 1.39 3.22 2.32
1935 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 31.5 1.05 1.85 1.76
1936 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.91 2.60 2.86
1936 Bees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 0.0 1.40 2.79 1.99
1937 Bees 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.4 18.0 1.17 2.79 2.39
1938 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.33 1.50 4.50
1945 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.33 2.08 6.23
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 3 0 1.000 0 2 n/a 0.0 5.5 17.1 0.99 2.81 2.84
Guy Bush

Guy Bush Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1923 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1924 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1925 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1926 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1927 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1928 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1929 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1930 Chicago Cubs n/a $11,000.00 n/a -
1931 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1932 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined n/a Stats
1933 Chicago Cubs 17 Undetermined - -
1934 Chicago Cubs 17 Undetermined - -
1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 41 Undetermined - -
1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 41 Undetermined - -
1936 Boston Bees 25 Undetermined - -
1937 Boston Bees 18 Undetermined - -
1938 St. Louis Cardinals 17 Undetermined - -
1945 Cincinnati Reds 36 Undetermined n/a -


Guy Bush was both a starting pitcher and relief pitcher across his big league career and when he was traded away from the Chicago Cubs , The Mississippi Mudcat had 152 Cubbie wins (and 101 losses). As of this date, only five "North Side" twirlers have more wins: #1. Charlie Root (201 Wins), #2 Mordecai Brown (188 Wins), #3 Bill Hutchison (181 Wins), #4 Larry Corcoran (175 Wins) and #5 Fergie Jenkins (167 Wins).

On November 22, 1934, Guy Bush, Babe Herman and Jim Weaver were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for future Hall of Famer Freddie Lindstrom and Larry French . Bush spent only two years with the Buccos, became a journeyman hurler after that, but pitched in a contest on May 25, 1935 , that forever etched his name into the baseball trivia books. That particular day, Babe Ruth hit three home runs, the last three of his career:

Babe Ruth's Last Home Run(s)

On May 25, 1935 , the Pittsburgh Pirates played the Boston Braves in Babe Ruth's 2,498th career game (there were only five more left in his career). Ruth put on a epic and fitting near finale, going 4-for-4 including three home runs and driving in six runners.

Babe Ruth home run #712 came off pitcher Red Lucas , in the top of the first inning, one runner was on base. Bush was called in to relieve Lucas that same inning, but didn't fare much better against The Bambino .

Babe Ruth home run #713 was two short innings later, in the third inning, another batter was on base, the Cubs were now ahead 4-0. The call to the bullpen had already been made early, so Bush stayed in to do his best.

Babe Ruth home run #714 was a mammoth solo shot off Bush in the seventh inning. It was the first home run to clear the right field grandstands at Forbes Field and was measured by the media as a 600-foot bomb.

Babe Ruth vs Guy Bush
Guy Bush vs Babe Ruth | The Kingsport Times | May 26, 1935

Did you know that Guy Bush led the National League in saves in 1929 and 1924, the second Chicago Cubs closer to lead the senior circuit more than once. Do you know what Cubbie twirler led the NL from 1908-1911? [ Answer ]

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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