Lee William "Buzz" Capra (born October 1, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1971 to 1977 for the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. His best season was 1974, when he was 16–8 with a league-leading 2.28 earned run average, and was named a National League All-Star.
As a collegiate pitcher and shortstop, Capra was a member of the Illinois State University Redbirds as they won the 1969 NCAA College Division (now known as Division II) Championship. Capra is a member of the Illinois State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
After retiring as a player, Capra was a pitching coach in the systems of the Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Braves.
Buzz currently works with players of all ages as a private instructor at Elite Sports Training Center, in St. Charles, Illinois.
By Dean Hanley
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