Buck Ewing

Buck EwingIn the 1938 Spalding Guide, John Foster said of him, “As a thrower to bases Ewing never had a superior, and there are not to exceed ten men who could come anywhere near being equal to him. Ewing was the man of whom it was said, “He handed the ball to the second baseman from the batter’s box.”

Primarily a catcher, Ewing was versatile enough to play all nine positions, which he did, and fast enough to steal 354 bases. He hit .300 in ten different seasons.