Randy Bush Stats

Randy Bush was born on Sunday, October 5, 1958, in Dover, Delaware. Bush was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1982, with the Minnesota Twins. 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 Randy Bush baseball stats page.

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"The soft spoken Randy Bush was a member of the Twins ' fabled class of 1982 along with Kent Hrbek , Gary Gaetti , Tom Brunansky , Tim Laudner and Frank Viola - all of whom played key roles on the 1987 World Series team. Bush was truly an unsung hero, a role player who developed into one of baseball's best pinch hitters later in his career... Manager Tom Kelly called him a, 'player with limited ability who played years (12 of them) in the bigs, with heart and desire and hustle.'" - Author Dennis Bracking in Minnesota Twins: The Complete Illustrated History (MVP Books, 03/12/2010, 'Top 50 Twins', Page 100)

Randy Bush

Randy Bush Autograph on a 1988 Fleer Baseball Card (#6)

Randy Bush Autograph on a 1988 Fleer Baseball Card (#6)

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Birth Name:
Robert Randall Bush
Nickname:
Randy
Born On:
10-05-1958  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Dover, Delaware
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Carol City High School (Miami, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
186
First Game:
05-01-1982 (Age 23)
Last Game:
06-23-1993
Draft:
1979 : 2nd Round (37th)

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Randy Bush Pitching Stats

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Randy Bush Hitting Stats

1982 24 Twins 55 119 13 29 6 1 4 0 13 8 0 28 0 1 3 1 .244 .305 .412
1983 25 Twins 124 373 43 93 24 3 11 0 56 34 8 51 0 1 7 7 .249 .323 .418
1984 26 Twins 113 311 46 69 17 1 11 1 43 31 6 60 0 10 4 1 .222 .292 .389
1985 27 Twins 97 234 26 56 13 3 10 1 35 24 1 30 0 2 5 3 .239 .321 .449
1986 28 Twins 130 357 50 96 19 7 7 0 45 39 2 63 1 1 4 7 .269 .347 .420
1987 29 Twins 122 293 46 74 10 2 11 0 46 43 5 49 5 5 3 6 .253 .349 .413
1988 30 Twins 136 394 51 103 20 3 14 0 51 58 14 49 0 5 9 8 .261 .365 .434
1989 31 Twins 141 391 60 103 17 4 14 0 54 48 6 73 0 2 3 16 .263 .347 .435
1990 32 Twins 73 181 17 44 8 0 6 0 18 21 2 27 0 2 6 2 .243 .338 .387
1991 33 Twins 93 165 21 50 10 1 6 0 23 24 3 25 0 0 3 5 .303 .401 .485
1992 34 Twins 100 182 14 39 8 1 2 0 22 11 3 37 0 3 2 5 .214 .263 .302
1993 35 Twins 35 45 1 7 2 0 0 0 3 7 1 13 0 0 0 3 .156 .269 .200
12 Years 1,219 3,045 388 763 154 26 96 2 409 348 51 505 6 32 49 64 .251 .334 .413

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Randy Bush Fielding Stats

1982 Twins LF 6 3 99 7 1.2 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1983 Twins 1B 3 3 72 24 8.0 24 21 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1984 Twins 1B 2 0 21 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.43
1985 Twins 1B 1 1 27 16 16.0 16 16 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 16.00
1985 Twins LF 38 29 767 63 1.7 61 61 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.15
1985 Twins RF 4 2 72 3 0.8 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1986 Twins 1B 3 2 51 15 5.0 15 15 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.94
1986 Twins LF 90 75 1,894 162 1.8 158 156 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.25
1986 Twins RF 13 10 233 10 0.8 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.16
1987 Twins 1B 9 6 172 63 7.0 61 57 4 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .968 9.58
1987 Twins LF 2 2 48 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1987 Twins RF 73 57 1,431 109 1.5 107 106 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.02
1988 Twins 1B 6 1 54 21 3.5 21 19 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.50
1988 Twins LF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1988 Twins RF 108 95 2,289 197 1.8 193 187 6 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.28
1989 Twins 1B 25 15 443 146 5.8 146 139 7 0 13 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.90
1989 Twins CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1989 Twins LF 34 21 582 38 1.1 38 36 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1989 Twins RF 88 68 1,670 169 1.9 166 161 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.68
1990 Twins 1B 6 1 51 14 2.3 14 12 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.41
1990 Twins LF 2 1 27 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1990 Twins RF 31 26 602 52 1.7 52 51 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.33
1991 Twins 1B 12 4 138 41 3.4 39 35 4 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .951 7.63
1991 Twins LF 7 4 90 8 1.1 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.40
1991 Twins RF 33 24 579 43 1.3 43 42 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
1992 Twins 1B 8 1 66 17 2.1 17 16 1 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.95
1992 Twins LF 3 2 51 8 2.7 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.24
1992 Twins RF 21 12 343 26 1.2 26 26 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.05
1993 Twins 1B 4 1 45 13 3.3 13 13 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.80
1993 Twins RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
RF Totals 372 294 7,222 609 1.6 600 586 14 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.24
LF Totals 183 138 3,582 292 1.6 286 282 4 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.16
1B Totals 79 35 1,140 375 4.7 371 348 23 4 35 n/a n/a n/a .989 8.79
CF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 635 467 11,947 1,276 2.0 1,257 1,216 41 19 37 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.84

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Randy Bush Miscellaneous Stats

1982 Twins 0 0 .000 28 1 26 29.8 4.3 9.2 - - -
1983 Twins 0 1 .000 22 0 103 33.9 7.3 6.7 - - -
1984 Twins 1 2 .333 28 1 89 28.3 5.2 7.2 - - -
1985 Twins 3 0 1.000 37 0 28 23.4 7.8 6.7 - - -
1986 Twins 5 3 .625 34 1 6 51.0 5.7 7.9 - - -
1987 Twins 10 3 .769 40 2 9 26.6 6.0 6.4 - - -
1988 Twins 8 6 .571 21 1 7 28.1 8.0 7.7 - - -
1989 Twins 5 8 .385 25 4 5 27.9 5.4 7.2 - - -
1990 Twins 0 3 .000 19 0 29 30.2 6.7 10.1 - - -
1991 Twins 0 2 .000 47 1 10 27.5 6.6 7.2 - - -
1992 Twins 1 1 .500 56 1 24 91.0 4.9 8.3 - - -
1993 Twins 0 0 .000 27 0 5 0.0 3.5 15.0 - - -
12 Years 33 29 .532 384 12 341 31.7 6.0 7.4 - - -

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Randy Bush Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1982 Minnesota Twins 25 $33,500.00 - -
1983 Minnesota Twins 25 $35,000.00 - -
1984 Minnesota Twins 25 $40,000.00 - -
1985 Minnesota Twins 25 $120,000.00 - -
1986 Minnesota Twins 25 $220,000.00 - -
1987 Minnesota Twins 25 $300,000.00 - Stats
1988 Minnesota Twins 25 $350,000.00 - -
1989 Minnesota Twins 25 $550,000.00 - -
1990 Minnesota Twins 25 $350,000.00 - -
1991 Minnesota Twins 25 $500,000.00 - Stats
1992 Minnesota Twins 25 $450,000.00 - -
1993 Minnesota Twins 25 $250,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Randy Bush hit ninety-four career home runs in fourteen different ballparks against seventy-seventy different pitchers - and every single one of those pitchers was a righty? That is the most home runs hit by any player in baseball history where every single home run came against the same style pitcher. The next closest is Carl Sawatski , who hit fifty-eight career home runs versus thirty-eight right-handed twirlers.

Did you know that Randy Bush tied the American League record for most pinch hits in a season consecutively when he had seven successful pinch hitting appearances in 1991? The Minnesota Twins were probably not surprised in the slightest as Randy hit .433 as a pinch hitter in 1986, the franchise record for highest batting average by a pinch hitter in a season (30 at-bat minimum).

Randy Bush played one year (1979) of college baseball at the University of New Orleans , but it was enough for them to induct him into their Hall of Fame:

Randy Bush
Induction Class of 1988

Bush played only one year, 1979, at UNO , but established a school single-season record with eight triples and was an all-Sun Belt selection. He also batted .369 that season and led the team with 18 home runs, 77 RBI, 155 total bases and a .764 slugging percentage. UNO

Bush played 12 years with the Minnesota Twins , hitting. 251 with 96 home runs and 409 RBI and was part of World Series Championship teams in 1987 and 1991 . During his time with the Twins , he tied an American League record for pinch-hit home runs in consecutive at-bats in 1986. Returning to the Lakefront, Bush spent five years as head coach from 2000 through 2004, compiling a 144-145 record.

During his tenure, Bush led UNO to a Sun Belt Conference title in 2000 and an appearance in the NCAA South II Regional in Baton Rouge.

Source: University of New Orleans. UNOPrivateers.com. Link .

Randy Bush Home Run Story
Randy Bush (Home Run Story) | The Toledo Blade | April 15, 1982 | Page 35
On April 14, 1982, Randy Bush hit a home run that traveled more than 200 miles. Here is the story, per MiLB, "Toledo visited the Charleston Charlies in an early-season matchup when a 186-pound utility man, hardly known for his power, hit a ball that would travel farther than any other in league history. Randy Bush blasted a home run over the right field wall that landed on a moving coal train. The ball, resting on the back of the train, would travel more than 200 miles from Charleston before finally coming to a rest. Needless to say, no other International League player has ever hit a ball that traveled close to 200 miles. Later that season Bush would make his Major League debut for the Minnesota Twins , with whom he played in more than 1,200 games during a 12-year career. He hit 96 home runs as a big leaguer." [ Source ]

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