Buckshot May

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Buckshot May
Born: (1899-12-13)December 13, 1899
Bakersfield, California
Died: March 15, 1984(1984-03-15) (aged 84)
Bakersfield, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 9, 1924, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
May 9, 1924, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0-0
Earned run average0.00

William Herbert "Buckshot" May (December 13, 1899 – March 15, 1984) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1924. The 24-year-old right-hander stood 6'2" and weighed 169 lbs.

On May 9, 1924, May came in to pitch the top of the 9th inning in a home game against the Boston Braves at Forbes Field. He pitched a scoreless inning, with one strikeout, but the Pirates lost 10-7. His lifetime ERA stands at 0.00.

His manager was future Hall of Famer Bill McKechnie. Other notable teammates who would one day be members of the Baseball Hall of Fame were Max Carey, Kiki Cuyler, Rabbit Maranville, and Pie Traynor.

May died in his hometown of Bakersfield, California at the age of 84.

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