Buck Ewing Trades and Transactions

The Buck Ewing trades and transactions seen below include all known instances where Buck Ewing has been involved in a trade or transaction of any type as it relates to baseball.

"It is a difficult, not to say ungrateful, task to select any one player as superior to all the rest, though we have always been inclined to consider Catcher-Manager William (Buck) Ewing in his prime, from 1884 to 1890, as the greatest player of the game. From the standpoint of supreme excellence in all departments-batting, catching fielding, base running, throwing and base ball brains-a player without a weakness of any kind, physical, mental, or temperamental." - Sportswriter Francis C. Richter in Reach Baseball Official Guide (1919, American League Version, Page 14)
Buck Ewing
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Birth Name: William Ewing
Nickname: Buck
Born On: 10-17-1859  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In: Hoagland, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On: 10-20-1906
Place of Death Data Died In: Cincinnati, Ohio
Cemetery: Mount Washington Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio Click For Grave Photo
High School: Undetermined
College: None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats: Right Throwing Arms Chart Throws: Right
Player Height Chart Height: 5-10 Player Weight Chart Weight: 188
First Game: 09-09-1880 (Age 20)
Last Game: 05-27-1897
Draft: Not Applicable
Buck Ewing

Trades & Transactions

-- Signed as a free agent by Troy Trojans (@September, 1880).
-- Signed by New York Gothams (1883).
-- Assigned to New York Giants by New York Giants (PL) (1891).
02-28-1893 Traded by New York Giants to Cleveland Spiders in exchange for George Davis (February 28, 1893).
07-13-1894 Released by Cleveland Spiders (July 13, 1894).
12-14-1894 Signed by Cincinnati Reds (December 14, 1894).

Did you know that during the physical, if a team finds out that the player received during a trade is injured they may return the player to the originating team within ten days from the date the trade was made and void the entire contract?

The Baseball Almanac trades and transactions database includes Rule 5 Draft picks, free agency information, voided trades, waiver picks, expansion draft data, amateur draft data, player refusals, bonus babies, and many other types of not readily found anywhere on the Internet.

Baseball trades & transactions, like the Buck Ewing trades and transactions seen above, are an evolving field of research where new discoveries are often found and new player debuts are added to the data set almost daily.

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