Mike Buddie

From BR Bullpen


Michael Joseph Buddie

BR page

Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Buddie played five seasons in the majors, pitching in 87 games. During twelve years in the minors, he won 79 games.

Buddie was a two-time state champion (1988-89) in wrestling for St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He was also tight end for the school's state championship football team in 1988. Mike attended Wake Forest from 1990 to 1992, his time overlapping with that of Kevin Jarvis. A fourth-round draft pick in 1992, he spent most of his minor league time in the New York Yankees organization. He went 13-10 for Greensboro in 1993 and 12-5 for Tampa in 1994. Part of each year from 1997-2000 was spent in Columbus and parts of 2000-01 and 2003 were in Indianapolis. As a big leaguer from 1998 to 2002, he was 5-4 with a 4.67 ERA, recording two saves with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001.

Buddie, who received a degree from Wake Forest in 1993, worked for the Demon Deacons after baseball. Source: profile of Mike Buddie. He became athletic director at Furman in 2015 [1], then moved to United States Military Academy in May 2019.

Off the diamond, he played the role of "Jack Spellman" in the 1999 movie For the Love of the Game.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Related Sites[edit]

Furman bio