Warren Brusstar

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Warren Brusstar was a football, basketball and baseball star at Napa High School. He was a lineman on the 1968 and 1969 football teams and played on the 1969-70 basketball team, while also pitching for the 1969 and 1970 baseball teams. Brusstar continued his baseball career at Fresno State College and was successful enough to earn a professional baseball contract with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. In his fourth professional season, Brusstar became a major league player with the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent all or part of nine seasons in the majors with the Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs. He and fellow NHS Hall of Famer Bill Buckner were teammates on the Cubs for a year and a half before Buckner was traded to the Boston Red Sox. Brusstar was primarily a middle-relief pitcher during his major league career. A very difficult and not-so-glamorous part of professional baseball, Brusstar appeared in 340 major league games and compiled a career record of 28 wins, 16 losses, 14 saves, while posting a 3.51 earned run average. He was an important member of the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Champions.