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Full Name: William Ewing Primary Position: C,1B,OF
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/188 First Game: September 9, 1880
Birthdate: October 17, 1859 Final Game: May 27, 1897
Birthplace: Hoagland, Ohio MLB Experience: 18 years
Died: October 20, 1906
Deathplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939


Biography

Buck Ewing (William Ewing) was born on October 17, 1859 in Hoagland, Ohio. He made his Major League debut on September 9, 1880 for the Troy Trojans. In 1881, his rookie year, he hit .250 with 0 home runs and 25 RBI. Ewing played for the Troy Trojans, New York Gothams, New York Giants, Cleveland Spiders and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 18 year career.

Most people believe that Buck Ewing's best season was 1893, when he stole 47 bases, hit for a .344 average and knocked in 122 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1880 TRO N 13 45 1 8 0 5 .178 .196 .200 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
1881 TRO N 67 272 40 68 0 25 .250 .269 .353 14 7 7 8 0 0 0 0 0
1882 TRO N 74 328 67 89 2 29 .271 .293 .405 16 11 10 15 0 0 0 0 0
1883 NY N 88 376 90 114 10 41 .303 .338 .481 11 13 20 14 0 0 0 0 0
1884 NY N 94 382 90 106 3 41 .277 .327 .445 15 20 28 22 0 0 0 0 0
1885 NY N 81 342 81 104 6 63 .304 .330 .471 15 12 13 17 0 0 0 0 0
1886 NY N 73 275 59 85 4 31 .309 .347 .444 11 7 16 17 0 0 18 0 0
1887 NY N 77 318 83 97 6 44 .305 .370 .497 17 13 30 33 3 0 26 0 0
1888 NY N 103 415 83 127 6 58 .306 .348 .465 18 15 24 28 3 0 53 0 0
1889 NY N 99 407 91 133 4 87 .327 .383 .477 23 13 37 32 0 0 34 0 0
1890 NY P 83 352 98 119 8 72 .338 .406 .545 19 15 39 12 1 0 36 0 0
1891 NY N 14 49 8 17 0 18 .347 .407 .429 2 1 5 5 0 0 5 0 0
1892 NY N 105 393 58 122 8 76 .310 .371 .473 10 15 38 26 0 0 42 0 0
1893 CLE N 116 500 117 172 6 122 .344 .394 .496 28 15 41 18 0 0 47 0 0
1894 CLE N 53 211 32 53 2 39 .251 .328 .374 12 4 24 9 0 2 18 0 0
1895 CIN N 105 434 90 138 5 94 .318 .363 .468 24 13 30 22 1 2 34 0 0
1896 CIN N 69 263 41 73 1 38 .278 .349 .373 14 4 29 13 0 4 41 0 0
1897 CIN N 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total PL 83 352 98 119 8 72 .338 .406 .545 19 15 39 12 1 0 36 0 0
Total NL 1232 5011 1031 1506 63 811 .301 .348 .449 231 163 353 282 8 8 318 0 0
Total 1315 5363 1129 1625 71 883 .303 .351 .456 250 178 392 294 9 8 354 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1880 TRO N OF 4 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .571
1880 TRO N C 10 0 0 44 7 8 0 0 5 0 0 0 .864
1881 TRO N OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1881 TRO N C 44 0 0 211 89 28 9 0 31 0 0 0 .915
1881 TRO N 3B 1 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1881 TRO N SS 22 0 0 42 90 15 7 0 0 0 0 0 .898
1882 TRO N C 25 0 0 103 45 20 5 0 12 0 0 0 .881
1882 TRO N OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1882 TRO N 2B 4 0 0 18 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1882 TRO N P 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1882 TRO N 3B 44 0 0 76 112 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 .887
1882 TRO N 1B 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1883 NY N C 63 0 0 270 96 31 8 0 34 0 0 0 .922
1883 NY N SS 4 0 0 1 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .556
1883 NY N OF 14 0 0 14 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1883 NY N 3B 1 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
1883 NY N 2B 11 0 0 22 41 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1884 NY N OF 12 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1884 NY N 3B 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
1884 NY N SS 3 0 0 5 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .824
1884 NY N C 80 0 0 445 127 41 10 0 38 0 0 0 .933
1884 NY N P 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1885 NY N 3B 8 0 0 11 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1885 NY N 1B 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1885 NY N C 63 0 0 337 102 39 8 0 40 0 0 0 .918
1885 NY N P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1885 NY N OF 14 0 0 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1885 NY N SS 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1886 NY N 1B 2 0 0 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .842
1886 NY N C 50 0 0 270 91 31 4 0 31 0 0 0 .921
1886 NY N OF 23 0 0 27 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1887 NY N C 8 0 0 38 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1887 NY N 3B 51 0 0 76 101 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 .863
1887 NY N 2B 19 0 0 39 62 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 .835
1888 NY N SS 4 0 0 3 13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .842
1888 NY N C 78 0 0 480 143 35 12 0 65 0 0 0 .947
1888 NY N P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1888 NY N 3B 21 0 0 32 29 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 .803
1889 NY N P 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600
1889 NY N OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1889 NY N C 97 0 0 524 149 45 10 0 35 0 0 0 .937
1890 NY P 2B 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1890 NY P P 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1890 NY P C 81 0 0 372 107 26 7 0 43 0 0 0 .949
1891 NY N 2B 8 0 0 11 26 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .881
1891 NY N C 6 0 0 24 7 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 .861
1892 NY N C 30 0 0 182 44 12 2 0 23 0 0 0 .950
1892 NY N 2B 2 0 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1892 NY N 1B 73 0 0 669 49 19 35 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1893 CLE N 2B 5 0 0 10 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1893 CLE N 1B 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1893 CLE N OF 112 0 0 201 14 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 .927
1893 CLE N C 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1894 CLE N OF 52 0 0 86 7 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .912
1894 CLE N 2B 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667
1895 CIN N 1B 105 0 0 957 79 26 69 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1896 CIN N 1B 69 0 0 669 49 15 41 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1897 CIN N 1B 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
Total 2B 51 0 0 107 166 40 20 0 0 0 0 0 .872
Total OF 235 0 0 364 31 37 7 0 0 0 0 0 .914
Total 3B 127 0 0 200 264 76 22 0 0 0 0 0 .859
Total P 9 0 0 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .636
Total 1B 253 0 0 2331 180 66 145 0 0 0 0 0 .974
Total C 636 0 0 3301 1017 322 78 0 360 0 0 0 .931
Total SS 34 0 0 52 117 27 10 0 0 0 0 0 .862

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1882 TRO N 1 0 0 0 9.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
1884 NY N 1 1 0 1 1.12 3 3 1 1 0 0 8 7 0 4 0 0 0
1885 NY N 1 0 0 1 4.50 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 0
1888 NY N 2 0 0 0 2.57 6 9 2 0 0 0 7 8 1 4 0 2 1
1889 NY N 3 2 2 0 4.05 12 14 9 2 0 0 20 23 0 8 0 1 0
1890 NY P 1 1 0 1 4.00 2 5 4 1 0 0 9 11 1 3 0 0 0
Total PL 1 1 0 1 4.00 2 5 4 1 0 0 9 11 1 3 0 0 0
Total NL 8 3 2 2 3.32 21 31 14 3 0 0 38 44 1 20 0 3 1
Total 9 4 2 3 3.45 23 36 18 4 0 0 47 55 2 23 0 3 1

Transactions

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

Trivia

  • NL Homerun Championships: 1884


See also

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