Buck Varner

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Buck Varner
Born: August 17, 1930
Hixson, Tennessee
Died: April 29, 2000(2000-04-29) (aged 69)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 1952 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1952 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Batting average .000
At-bats 4

Glen Gann "Buck" Varner (August 17, 1930 – April 29, 2000) was an American professional baseball player. The outfielder, a native of Hixson, Tennessee, appeared in two Major League games for the Washington Senators during the 1952 season.

Varner's Major League trial came at the end of the 1952 minor league season, when he batted .290 with four home runs with Washington's Double-A farm club, the Chattanooga Lookouts. On September 19, he started in left field at Griffith Stadium against the Boston Red Sox, and was hitless in four plate appearances, with a base on balls, against Sid Hudson.[1] Four days later, as a pinch hitter, he grounded out against venerable Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Bobo Newsom.[2]

The 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 175 lb (79 kg) Varner batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He batted .277 in six minor league seasons (1948–1950; 1952–1954),[3] missing the 1951 campaign due to service in the Korean War.


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