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Dave Bush

Dave Bush
Bush with the Milwaukee Brewers
Born: (1979-11-09) November 9, 1979
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 2, 2004, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
April 7, 2013, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 56–69
Earned run average 4.73
Strikeouts 768

David Thomas Bush (born November 9, 1979) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He has played professionally for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, SK Wyverns, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays.


  • Early life 1
  • Baseball career 2
    • Toronto Blue Jays 2.1
    • Milwaukee Brewers 2.2
    • Texas Rangers 2.3
    • Chicago Cubs 2.4
    • Philadelphia Phillies 2.5
    • SK Wyverns 2.6
    • Toronto Blue Jays 2.7
  • Near misses 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Bush graduated from Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania[1] and played college baseball at Wake Forest University where he was a double major in psychology and sociology. Bush currently resides in Devon, Pennsylvania.

Baseball career

Toronto Blue Jays

He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 4th round of the 2001 amateur draft, but did not sign. The following year he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the amateur draft.

He pitched two seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, compiling a 10-15 record and a 4.15 ERA.

Milwaukee Brewers

He was traded along with Gabe Gross and Zach Jackson to the Milwaukee Brewers for first baseman Lyle Overbay and minor league pitcher Ty Taubenheim.

On August 11, 2010 in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bush became the third player in Major League history to allow four straight home runs, behind Paul Foytack and Chase Wright.

Bush became a free agent after the 2010 season.

Texas Rangers

On January 30, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers as their long reliever. He was designated for assignment on July 1, 2011.[2] He was released on July 6.[3]

Chicago Cubs

He signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs on July 15.[4] He opted out of his contract on August 11, after appearing in five games for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, recording a 6.14 ERA.[5]

Philadelphia Phillies

On August 14, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. On June 5, 2012 Dave opted out of that contract to pitch for the SK Wyverns of KBO [6]

SK Wyverns

On June 6, 2012, It was announced that he signed with Korean Baseball Organization.

Toronto Blue Jays

Bush signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays in December 2012. Bush started the 2013 season with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, but the Blue Jays brought him up on April 6 when Jeremy Jeffress was designated for assignment.[7] Bush was designated for assignment on April 8, 2013.[8] Bush cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.[9] He became a free agent on October 1.

Near misses

On three instances in Bush's career he has flirted with a no-hitter, taking it beyond seven complete innings. The first was on July 20, 2004, while pitching with the Blue Jays in only his third major-league starting appearance. He pitched 7⅓ innings against the Oakland A's until Damian Miller singled against him. In Milwaukee, Bush's next opportunity came against his former team, Toronto, on June 19, 2008. Lyle Overbay, the man Bush was traded for, led off the eighth inning with a triple to end the bid. In an April 23, 2009 game against the Philadelphia Phillies, he once again took the no-hit bid 7⅓ innings before giving up a home run to Matt Stairs.[10]


  1. ^ "Dave Bush Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Fraley, Gerry (2011-07-01). "Rangers activate Hunter; designate Bush". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  3. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Rangers Release Dave Bush". Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Cubs Sign Dave Bush". Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Dave Bush Elects Free Agency". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Adams, Luke. "Phillies To Sign Dave Bush". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Blue Jays send Jeffress to triple-A, recall Bush". April 6, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Roy, Kieran (April 8, 2013). "Jays Claim 1B Mauro Gomez; DFA Dave Bush". Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dave Bush sent to Triple-A". April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ McCalvy, Adam (April 23, 2009). "Another ex-Brewer thwarts Bush's no-no". 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Almanac: Dave Bush Stats
  • Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization
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