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Buzz Capra

Buzz Capra

On March 30, 1978, at the end of spring training, the Braves release pitcher Buzz Capra, who was trying to make a comeback from a rotator cuff injury suffered in 1975.

In those days, rotator cuff injuries were usually a career-ender for pitchers; Capra had actually succeeded in returning to major league action with the Braves the previous year, but he finished with a poor 5.68 ERA.

For Capra, who had won the National League ERA title for the Braves in 1974, the release marks the end of his major league career.