Garland Buckeye

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Buckeye stood 6'0" tall and weighed between 250 to 270 pounds during his playing days. 'Gob' referred to his stint in the U.S. Navy. According to SABR researcher Fred Schuld, alternative nicknames for Buckeye were: 'Great Lakes Dread-Naught', 'Indians Bologna', 'Indians' Bambino', 'Ponderosa' and two which described his pitching: 'Hooks' and 'Lefty'. In addition, Schuld provides another 25 phrases, if not nicknames, that were used for Buckeye including: 'PItching Pachyderm', 'Dining Car Addict' and 'The Mastodon Moundsman'." - James K. Skipper Jr., Baseball Nicknames

Garland Buckeye was a dual-sport threat in the roaring 20s. In baseball, he enjoyed three solid seasons with the Cleveland Indians, going 13-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 30 games in 1925, 6-9 with a career best 3.10 ERA in 32 games in 1926 and 10-17 with a 3.96 ERA in 35 games and a career best 204 2/3 innings for the 1927 iteration. Apart from those three seasons, he was lit up in all of his other big league appearances, making his last appearance with the New York Giants in 1928. In football, Buckeye was a center and guard, playing for three Chicago teams (the Tigers, Cardinals and Bulls) over seven seasons in the NFL, AFPA and original AFL.

Buckeye is the great-grandfather of Drew Pomeranz, who made his major league debut in 2011, as well as Stu Pomeranz, who came to the majors in 2012.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1927)

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