Bob Buhl along with starters Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette paced the
Milwaukee Braves during late 1950s. Buhl posted 100 wins from 1953 through 1960, including two 18-win seasons.
Bob Buhl had an 18-7 record in 1957, a NL leading winning percentage of .720
led the National League in the Braves’ World Series Championship over the
Yankees. His 2.89 earned run average was third in the league in ERA in 1959, trailing Sam Jones by just 0.02 runs. And, he was the toughest Braves pitcher against the very tough Dodgers: in 1956 he sported an 8-0 record against the league-champion boys from Brooklyn.
A very poor batter, Bob Buhl had a career batting mark of .089, and in 1962 he came to bat 70 times and never reached base. No other pitcher has ever had a worse year at the plate.
On April 30, 1962 Buhl was traded to the Cubs for sophomore pitcher Jack Curtis.
In Chicago Bob Buhl posted four strong seasons, winning at least 11 games from 1962 thru 1965. He finished his excellent career with the Phillies after being traded there in April of 1966.