Buck Jordan

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Baxter Byerly Jordan

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Buck Jordan played 10 seasons in the big leagues. A particular skill was that he hardly ever struck out.

Jordan was a regular on Boston Braves/Bees teams from 1933-1936 under skipper Bill McKechnie. On July 17-18, 1934 he set a record by collecting 14 hits in a four-game series (there were doubleheaders against the St. Louis Cardinals both days). His record was later tied by Bill White in 1961 and was finally broken by Charlie Blackmon in 2019, but he retains the record for the most hits over two days. He was sold to the Cincinnati Reds early in the 1937 season.

Jordan played in the minors beginning in 1925 and ending in 1942 as a player-manager. He mostly hit over .300, including twice when he hit over .350 in the International League in the early 1930's.

Although he played mostly first base in the majors (with some third base), in his early years in the minors he was a shortstop.

He managed in the North Carolina State League in 1942, leading the Lexington Indians to a 55-44 record and a fifth-place finish in the eight-team circuit.

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