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Buck Ewing
Buck Ewing

William Buckingham "Buck" Ewing (October 17, 1859 - October 20, 1906) was a 19th century Major League Baseball player and manager, and is widely regarded as the best catcher of his era and is often argued to be the best player of the 19th century. He was born in Hoagland, Ohio. Ewing joined the National League in 1880 as a member of the Troy Trojans, but rose to stardom in 1883 as a member of the New York Gothams, later known as the Giants. That year he became the first player in major league history to hit 10 home runs in a season (a feat he would never repeat), while batting .303. Playing in an era when triples were more common than home runs due to the spacious parks and poor quality of the balls used, he led the league in 1884 with 20 triples, and was often among the league leaders. 19th century photograph This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 19th century photograph This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... See also: 1879 in sports, 1881 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket 6 September-8 September, London - Only Test, England v Australia. ... See also: 1882 in sports, 1884 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket England tour Australia for a 3-Test series. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


Playing until 1897 with the Giants, Cleveland Spiders and Cincinnati Reds, Ewing posted consistently superb offensive numbers. Arguably his best season was in 1893 with the Spiders when he batted .344 with 6 home runs, 122 RBI, 47 stolen bases and 117 runs. See also: 1896 in sports, 1898 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing January 31 - The first known organized France from Nice to La Turbie. ... The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... See also: 1892 in sports, 1894 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire Ice hockey Stanley Cup first awarded - to Montreal AAA Births Deaths October 10 - Lip Pike, baseball player Categories: 1893 ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ...


In 1890, when a player revolt led to the formation of the short-lived Players League, Ewing led the New York franchise as both star player and manager. Lingering resentment in the wake of the league's establishment and demise has often been suspected as a reason for his limited play in 1891 and subsequent move to Cleveland following the 1892 season. Ewing finished his career with a .303 lifetime batting average, 71 home runs, 883 RBI, 1129 runs, 250 doubles and 178 triples - totals made more impressive by the fact he was playing annual seasons only 100-130 games long. See also: 1889 in sports, 1891 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey Figure skating Canadian figure skater Louis Rubinstein of Montreal, Quebec won the first World Figure Skating Championships for men held at St. ... The Players League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


In addition to playing, Ewing managed for seven seasons: the 1890 (Players League) Giants, the 1895-1899 Cincinnati Reds and half of the season with the 1900 Giants. He compiled a 489-395 record for a .553 winning percentage. See also: 1894 in sports, 1896 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First real autorace, from Paris to Bordeaux. ... See also: 1899 in sports, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. General sporting events 1900 Summer Olympics takes place in Paris, France The Olympic status of the games was very underplayed - many competitors did not realise that they had participated in the modern Olympics. ...


Ewing died of diabetes at age 47 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was elected to membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939, the year of the Hall's opening; he was the first catcher, and (with Cap Anson) the first 19th-century player, to be selected. This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1938 and next election: 1942 The 1939 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were the last ones conducted prior to the Halls opening that year. ... Adrian Constantine Cap Anson (April 17, 1852, Marshalltown, Iowa - April 14, 1922, Chicago, Illinois) was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball for the Rockford Forest Citys, Philadelphia Athletics (19th century), and Chicago White Stockings. ...


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Buck Ewing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (381 words)
Ewing joined the National League in 1880 as a member of the Troy Trojans, but rose to stardom in 1883 as a member of the New York Gothams, later known as the Giants.
Ewing finished his career with a.303 lifetime batting average, 71 home runs, 883 RBI, 1129 runs, 250 doubles and 178 triples - totals made more impressive by the fact he was playing annual seasons only 100-130 games long.
Ewing died of diabetes at age 47 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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