The quiet South Carolinian broke in impressively, compiling a 3-0 record (1.85) in
six games with the 1958 Cubs. The righthander hurled a one-hitter against the Phillies
in 1959; after the season ended, the Phillies traded Richie Ashburn for Buzhardt,
Alvin Dark, and Jim Woods. Buzhardt went 11-34 in two years with Philadelphia, but
enjoyed a career-best 13-8 season with the 1965 Chisox.
»August 20, 1961: Philadelphia's modern National League-record 23-game losing streak ends when John Buzhardt beats Milwaukee 7–4 in the 2nd of two games. The win snaps Milwaukee's 10-game win streak. The Phils lost the game 5-2. Seventeen of the losses came on the road.
»November 28, 1961: Philadelphia sends P John Buzhardt and IF Charlie Smith to the White Sox for 1B Roy Sievers. The Sievers trade is announced after the Joe Cunningham trade, by the Sox, who don't want to appear to need a first baseman.