Buck Fausett

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Robert Shaw Fausett
Third Baseman / Pitcher
Born: April 8, 1908
Sheridan, Arkansas
Died: May 2, 1994 (age 86)
College Station, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1944, Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1944, Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Hits 3
Home Runs 0
ERA 5.91
Strikeouts 3
Cincinnati Reds (1944)

Robert Shaw "Buck" Fausett (April 8, 1908 – May 2, 1994), nicknamed "Leaky", was a Major League Baseball third baseman and pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1944 season. He saw limited playing time. His main claim to fame occurred during his final game, when he was replaced on the mound by Joe Nuxhall, who was making his Major League debut at age 15, and who still holds the record as the youngest player in Major League history.[1]


  1. ^ Aaron, Mark (2015). Who's on First: Replacement Players in World War II. United States: SABR Inc. p. 110. ISBN 9781933599908. 

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