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Bus Clarkson



James Buster Clarkson
(Buzz)

Born: March 13, 1915 in Hopkins, SC
Died: January 18, 1989 in Jeannette, PA
          (73 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 210
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Notes:


• College: Wilberforce University (Wilberforce, OH)
• Buried: Brush Creek Cemetery (Irwin, PA)
• Played in the Major Leagues
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
1
1940
1940
JNL
7.5
0.0
0.0
7.5
0.0
2
SP
2
1942
1946
PS
6.3
-0.5
-0.4
7.2
-0.1
3
SP
1
1941
1941
TPC
5.9
0.0
0.0
5.9
0.0
4
SP
1
1942
1942
HG/NE
4.9
1.2
0.0
3.8
0.0
5
SP
1
1941
1941
TPC
4.3
0.0
0.0
4.3
0.0
6
1B
2
1940
1942
NE/HG
4.2
4.4
0.0
0.0
-0.2
7
SP
1
1941
1941
TPC
4.1
0.0
0.0
4.1
0.0
8
SP
2
1940
1942
NE
4.1
-0.4
0.0
4.5
0.0
9
SP
2
1942
1946
PS/HG
3.8
0.1
0.0
3.7
0.0
10
SS
1
1940
1940
JNL
3.2
3.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
11
SP
3
1939
1942
PC/HG
3.0
-0.2
0.0
3.3
0.0
12
C
1
1942
1942
HG
2.8
2.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
13
SP
3
1940
1946
PS/EAS
2.7
-0.3
0.0
3.0
0.0
14
SP
2
1940
1942
HG/EAS
2.7
0.3
0.0
2.4
0.0
15
RF
3
1940
1946
MULT
2.6
3.1
0.0
0.0
-0.4
16
2B
1
1941
1941
TPC
2.3
1.9
0.0
0.0
0.3
17
RF
1
1941
1941
TPC
2.2
2.7
0.0
0.0
-0.4
18
2B
2
1938
1941
TPC/PC
2.2
2.3
-0.3
0.0
0.2
19
SS
1
1946
1946
PS
2.2
1.2
0.7
0.0
0.3
20
SP
1
1938
1938
PC
2.2
-0.1
0.0
2.3
0.0
21
CF
2
1940
1942
NE
2.2
2.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
22
SP
3
1938
1940
PC/NE
2.1
0.2
0.0
2.0
0.0
23
SP
2
1940
1942
NE
2.1
0.0
0.0
2.0
0.0
24
CF
1
1940
1940
JNL
2.0
2.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
25
SS
1
1942
1942
NE
2.0
1.7
0.0
0.0
0.3
26
3B
1
1941
1941
TPC
1.5
0.3
0.0
1.2
0.0
27
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
1.4
0.1
0.0
1.3
0.0
28
SS
2
1938
1942
HG/PC
1.4
0.7
0.6
0.0
0.1
29
SP
2
1939
1940
PC
1.4
0.0
0.0
1.4
0.0
30
SP
1
1942
1942
HG
1.4
0.2
0.0
1.2
0.0
31
1B
1
1946
1946
PS
1.3
1.3
0.2
0.0
-0.2
32
SS
2
1938
1942
PC/HG
1.3
0.3
0.6
0.0
0.4
33
SP
1
1941
1941
TPC
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
34
1B
1
1941
1941
TPC
1.0
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
35
SP
1
1940
1940
JNL
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
36
LF
2
1940
1942
NE
1.0
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
37
3B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.9
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
38
SP
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.9
0.0
39
CF
1
1941
1941
TPC
0.9
1.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
40
C
1
1941
1941
TPC
0.9
0.7
0.0
0.1
0.1
41
3B
2
1939
1940
PC
0.8
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
42
SP
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
43
1B
2
1940
1942
NE
0.8
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.2
44
2B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.7
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
45
1B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.7
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.2
46
1B
1
1942
1942
HG
0.7
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.1
47
C
1
1946
1946
PS
0.7
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1
48
C
2
1940
1942
NE
0.7
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.1
49
2B
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.6
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.4
50
SP
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
51
RF
1
1942
1942
HG
0.6
0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.2
52
C
2
1939
1941
TPC/PC
0.6
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
53
2B
1
1942
1942
HG
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.2
54
SP
1
1946
1946
PS
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.6
0.0
55
3B
2
1940
1942
EAS/HG
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
56
3B
2
1942
1946
PS/NE
0.5
-0.2
0.6
0.0
0.1
57
CF
2
1939
1942
HG/PC
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.1
58
LF
1
1942
1942
PS
0.5
0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.2
59
SS
2
1939
1940
PC
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
60
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
61
1B
1
1941
1941
TPC
0.4
0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.4
62
1B
1
1938
1938
PC
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.1
63
C
1
1940
1940
NE
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
64
RP
1
1942
1942
HG/PS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
65
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
66
SP
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
67
1B
3
1938
1940
PC
0.3
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
68
C
1
1942
1942
PS
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
69
2B
1
1940
1940
NE/EAS
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
70
2B
1
1940
1940
PC
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
RP
1
1941
1941
TPC
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
72
RP
1
1940
1940
NE
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
73
SP
1
1942
1942
HG
0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.5
0.0
74
RP
1
1940
1940
NE
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
75
LF
1
1942
1942
HG
0.2
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.2
76
RP
1
1940
1940
PC
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.4
-0.1
77
3B
1
1941
1941
TPC
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
78
RP
2
1942
1946
PS
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
79
SS
1
1940
1940
PC
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
80
1B
2
1940
1942
HG/EAS
0.2
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
81
SS
1
1939
1939
PC
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
82
SP
3
1940
1946
JNL/PS
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.4
0.0
83
RF
2
1942
1946
PS
0.2
0.9
-0.1
-0.3
-0.3
84
RP
1
1938
1938
PC
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
85
1B
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
86
3B
2
1940
1942
NE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
87
SP
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
88
2B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
89
LF
1
1946
1946
PS
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
90
1B
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
1B
1
1938
1938
PC
0.1
0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
92
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
93
LF
2
1940
1942
NE
0.1
0.9
0.0
-0.7
-0.1
94
3B
1
1938
1938
PC
0.1
0.5
-0.4
0.0
0.0
95
2B
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
96
RP
1
1942
1942
HG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
97
RP
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
98
RP
1
1946
1946
PS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
99
C
1
1942
1942
PS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
LF
1
1940
1940
EAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
C
1
1940
1940
PC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
C
1
1942
1942
PS
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
103
RF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
105
-
1
1940
1940
EAS
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
106
RP
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
107
LF
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108
CF
1
1940
1940
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
3B
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
110
C
1
1942
1942
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
111
LF
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
SP
2
1940
1942
NE
0.0
-0.6
0.0
0.6
0.0
113
3B
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
-
1
1940
1940
EAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
115
-
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
116
-
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
117
-
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
118
-
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
119
-
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
120
-
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
121
-
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
122
-
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
123
RP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
124
C
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
125
3B
1
1939
1939
PC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
126
RP
1
1940
1940
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
127
LF
1
1939
1939
PC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
128
3B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
129
-
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
130
3B
1
1939
1939
PC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
131
2B
1
1940
1940
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
132
2B
1
1942
1942
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
133
CF
1
1940
1940
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
134
-
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
135
RF
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
136
2B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
137
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
138
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
139
LF
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
140
1B
1
1940
1940
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
141
-
1
1946
1946
PS
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
142
2B
1
1939
1939
PC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
143
2B
1
1940
1940
JNL
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
144
RF
1
1939
1939
PC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
145
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
146
RP
1
1940
1940
EAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
147
RF
1
1940
1940
NE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
148
-
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
149
LF
1
1939
1939
PC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
150
-
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
151
RF
1
1939
1939
PC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
152
C
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
153
-
1
1940
1940
NE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
154
-
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
155
RF
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
156
-
1
1941
1941
TPC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
157
RF
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
158
RF
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
159
-
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
160
LF
1
1942
1942
HG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
161
-
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
162
CF
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
163
2B
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
164
RP
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
165
SP
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
166
3B
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
167
3B
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
168
-
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
169
RP
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
170
CF
1
1939
1939
PC
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
171
C
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
172
-
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
173
LF
1
1941
1941
TPC
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.4
174
RP
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
175
LF
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.3
0.0
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
176
CF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
177
2B
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
178
C
2
1940
1946
PS/EAS
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
179
LF
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
180
CF
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
181
-
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
182
-
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.4
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
183
SP
4
1938
1941
PC/TPC
-0.4
0.3
0.0
-0.6
0.0
184
RF
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
185
1B
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
186
C
2
1938
1940
PC/JNL
-0.4
-0.7
0.0
0.0
0.3
187
-
1
1940
1940
PC
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
0.0
188
RF
2
1940
1942
PS/EAS
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
189
LF
1
1940
1940
NE
-0.4
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
190
RP
2
1938
1940
NE/PC
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
191
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
192
C
1
1941
1941
TPC
-0.4
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.1
193
1B
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.4
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
194
-
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
195
1B
1
1942
1942
PS
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
196
C
2
1938
1942
NE/PC
-0.5
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.1
197
RP
1
1938
1938
PC
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
-0.5
0.0
198
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
199
CF
4
1938
1946
MULT
-0.6
0.4
-0.8
0.0
-0.2
200
1B
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.6
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.1
201
-
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
202
-
1
1940
1940
NE
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
203
RP
1
1946
1946
PS
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.5
0.0
204
CF
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.6
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
205
SP
3
1939
1942
MULT
-0.7
0.1
0.0
-0.9
0.0
206
3B
1
1939
1939
PC
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
207
2B
1
1941
1941
TPC
-0.7
-0.9
0.0
0.0
0.1
208
-
1
1941
1941
TPC
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.8
0.0
209
RF
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.9
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.2
210
LF
1
1940
1940
JNL
-0.9
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.1
211
CF
1
1940
1940
JNL
-1.2
-1.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
212
RP
1
1941
1941
TPC
-1.2
0.0
0.0
-1.2
0.0
213
3B
1
1940
1940
JNL
-1.2
-1.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
214
2B
2
1942
1946
PS
-1.5
-1.7
-0.1
0.0
0.3

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James