Garland Buckeye

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Garland Buckeye
Born: (1897-10-16)October 16, 1897
Heron Lake, Minnesota
Died: November 14, 1975(1975-11-14) (aged 78)
Stone Lake, Wisconsin
Batted: Both Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 19, 1918, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 12, 1928, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 30-39
Earned run average 3.91
Strikeouts 134
Garland Buckeye
Position: Center, Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1897-10-16)October 16, 1897
Place of birth: Heron Lake, Minnesota
Date of death: November 14, 1975(1975-11-14) (aged 78)
Place of death: Stone Lake, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career history

Garland Maiers "Gob" Buckeye (October 16, 1897 – November 14, 1975) was a professional football and baseball player.


Buckeye made his major league debut on June 19, 1918 for the Washington Senators at the Polo Grounds against the Yankees. He pitched the last 2 innings of a 9-0 game. He gave up 3 hits, 6 walks, and 4 earned runs. He also struck out 2 batters.

From 1925 to 1927 he had some success as the fifth starter for the Cleveland Indians. On June 11, 1927, he gave up two home runs to Babe Ruth in the same game.

After a slow start in 1928 he was released and signed with the New York Giants. He only pitched one game for them, giving up six runs in 3.2 innings.

He finished with a 30–39 record in 108 games pitched (67 starts). He had an earned run average of 3.91 and also had one save.


Buckeye was a center and guard from 1920 to 1924 and 1926. In 1920 he played four games for the Chicago Tigers of the APFA. From 1921 to 1924 he played for the Chicago Cardinals of the APFA and NFL. In 1926 he played for the Chicago Bulls of the first American Football League.


In 1938 Garland was indicted by a Waukesha Grand Jury on charges of keeping and using slot machines.[1]


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