Harry Buckner

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Harry Buckner
Harry Buckner.jpg
Born: (1876-10-22)October 22, 1876
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Died: March 26, 1938(1938-03-26) (aged 61)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
1896, for the Chicago Unions
Last appearance
1918, for the Chicago Giants

Harry Edward "Green River" Buckner (October 22, 1876 – March 26, 1938) was an American baseball pitcher and outfielder in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1896 to 1918 with several teams.[6] He had several nicknames, including "Buck," Green River," and even "Goat Head."

Buckner was playing with the Chicago Unions in 1896 at the age of 23. He moved on to the Chicago Columbia Giants for a couple seasons, then the Philadelphia Giants in 1903.

1904 Cuban X-Giants

In 1904, Buckner joined the Cuban X-Giants, and found himself playing in Cuba during the winter seasons for about four seasons. He played for several teams in his 1930s and 1940s, including the Brooklyn Royal Giants, Lincoln Giants, and Paterson Smart Set.

Sportswriter Harry Daniels named Buckner to his 1909 "All American Team." [7]


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