Buster Ross

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Buster Ross
1923 Tomas Gutierrez Buster Ross.jpg
Born: (1903-03-11)March 11, 1903
Kuttawa, Kentucky
Died: April 24, 1982(1982-04-24) (aged 79)
Mayfield, Kentucky
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 15, 1924, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1926, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win-loss record 7-12
Strikeouts 31
Earned run average 5.01

Chester Franklin "Buster" Ross (March 11, 1903 – April 24, 1982) was a major league baseball player for the Boston Red Sox from 1924 to 1926. He was born on March 11, 1903, in Kuttawa, Kentucky, and died on April 24, 1982, in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Ross holds the modern major league record for most errors by a pitcher in one game with four. He committed four errors on May 17, 1925, against the St. Louis Browns.[1]

Ross also gave up Babe Ruth's 300th career home run; this was on September 8, 1925, at Fenway Park.[2] Ruth was the first major league player to hit 300 home runs.[3]

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  1. ^ "Pitcher Error Records". Baseball Almanac. 
  2. ^ "Babe Ruth's 300th Home Run". Rare & Early Newspapers. 
  3. ^ "300 Home Run Club". Baseball-Reference.com.