To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buck Ewing
Catcher / Infielder / Outfielder / Manager
Born: (1859-10-17)October 17, 1859
Hoagland, Ohio, U.S.
Died: October 20, 1906(1906-10-20) (aged 47)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1880, for the Troy Trojans
Last MLB appearance
May 27, 1897, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.303
Home runs71
Runs batted in883
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Election methodOld-Timers Committee

William "Buck" Ewing (October 17, 1859 – October 20, 1906) was an American Major League Baseball player and manager. Renowned for his offensive and defensive skills, he was the first catcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    5 932
    414 143
    4 007
  • Baseball's Greatest Catcher Never Played in MLB
  • Huge Auction Purchase - Rare 1895 Mayo Cut Plug Baseball Card
  • Joe Buck Greatest Calls (MLB & NFL)
  • George Brett Baseball Career Highlights
  • #208-Jim O'Rourke (Why Was He Inducted?)



Born in Hoagland, Ohio, in 1859, 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 hit 10 home runs (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.

Buck Ewing in 1887. Notice the lack of glove.

Ewing was equally renowned for his defensive abilities. Writing in the 1938 Spalding Guide, John Foster said of him, "As a thrower to bases Ewing never had a superior, and there are not to exceed ten men who could come anywhere near being equal to him. Ewing was the man of whom it was said, "He handed the ball to the second baseman from the batter's box." Primarily a catcher, Ewing was versatile enough to play all nine positions and fast enough to steal 354 bases. He hit .300 in ten different seasons.

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, 117 runs, 122 RBI, and 47 stolen bases.

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 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, 1129 runs, 883 RBI, 250 doubles, 178 triples, and 71 home runs – totals made more impressive by the fact he was playing annual seasons only 100-130 games long.

In addition to playing, Ewing managed for seven seasons: the 1890 (Players' League) Giants, the 1895–1899 Cincinnati Reds, and the first half of the season with the 1900 Giants. He compiled a 489-395 record for a .553 winning percentage. Ewing also was used as an American Association umpire for two games on June 28 and July 4, 1882.[1]

Ewing died of diabetes in Cincinnati in 1906.


In the first elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ewing and Cap Anson led all 19th century players. Three years later, in 1939, they were among the first 19th century players elected and Ewing became the first member who was primarily a catcher. He was named one of the top five players from the 19th century in a 1999 poll by the Society for American Baseball Research.[2]

In the 1947 film Life with Father, set in the late 1800s, Clarence Day's son Clarence, Jr. announces to everyone that the morning paper noted Buck Ewing had hit a home run for the Giants the day before.

See also


  1. ^ Retrosheet
  2. ^ "Ruth, Gehrig voted century's best". Associated Press. June 4, 1999. Archived from the original on March 29, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2014.

External links

This page was last edited on 27 May 2024, at 06:30
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.