Byerly pitched for five teams over 11 years in the major leagues, finishing with a career mark of 22-22 with a 3.70 ERA. Mostly a reliever, Byerly started just 17 games in 11 seasons. He pitched in 237 games for the Cardinals, Reds, Senators, Red Sox and Giants. He broke into the big leagues during World War II, pitching for three seasons for the Cardinals from 1943-1945. He was then out of the majors for five years before joining the Reds in 1950. His best season was probably 1957 when he went 6-6 with six saves and a 3.13 ERA in 47 games for Washington. The wins, saves and games were all career highs for Byerly. Byerly died in St. Louis in 2012.
As he noted on his questionnaire, Byerly pitched in one game during the 1944 World Series which pitted the Cardinals against the St. Louis Browns. Byerly threw the final 1.1 innings of Game 3 of the Series. The Browns won the game 6-2, but St. Louis eventually won the Series in six games.
Bud Byerly – career stats