Buck West

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Buck West
Outfielder
Born: August 29, 1860
Spring Mill, Ohio
Died: January 13, 1929(1929-01-13) (aged 68)
Mansfield, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 24, 1884, for the Cincinnati Red Stockings
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1890, for the Cleveland Spiders
MLB statistics
At bats 282
Batting average .245
RBI 40
Teams

Milton Douglas "Buck" West (August 29, 1860 – January 13, 1929) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. West played for the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1884 and the Cleveland Spiders in 1890. Both seasons were ones with three major leagues.

West played for the Northwestern League champion Saginaw Old Golds in early 1884.[1] After the league folded, he joined the Red Stockings.

West was the first major leaguer ever to hit a home run in his final at bat.[2]

After his baseball career ended, West went into the retail liquor business and also engaged in a restaurant enterprise.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saginaw Old Golds 1883 and 1884 Northwestern League Pennant Holders – Pennant Winner". saginawcountysports.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  2. ^ "Home Run in Last At-Bat". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  3. ^ "Saginaw, Michigan Ball Clubs of 1883 & 1884 Return to Life" Archived July 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. saginawoldgolds.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23.

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