A veteran of 10 major league seasons, Daley twice earned trips to the All-Star Game and was part of two World Series winning teams during his career. Daley came up with Cleveland in 1955 and pitched for the Indians for the following three seasons. His career did not really hit its stride until he joined the Kansas City A’s in 1958. He won 16 games in 1959 and 1960 for the A’s and was voted to the All-Star Game in each of those seasons, which also saw him earn MVP votes. In 1961, Daley was traded from Kansas City to New York where he was a solid contributor to the Yankees during their run to the 1961 title. While he did not get a start in the 1961 series, Daley did earn a win, pitching in two games (seven innings total) for New York. He mostly worked out of the bullpen for the Yankees in 1962, but still managed to win seven games for the eventual world champions. Daley finished his career with a 60-64 mark and a 4.03 ERA.
Daley pitched the ninth inning of the 1960 All-Star Game for the American League in Kansas City. He did not allow a hit, but did walk a batter while striking out two. The National League won the game 5-3.
Bud Daley – career stats