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Buck O'Neil



John Jordan O'Neil Jr.


Born: November 13, 1911 in Carrabelle, FL
Died: October 6, 2006 in Kansas City, MO
          (94 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'10"
Wt: 190
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Notes:


• College: Edward Waters College (Jacksonville, FL)
• Buried: Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Kansas City, MO)
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Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
CF
9
1938
1948
KCM/WES
20.5
18.8
2.2
0.0
-0.4
2
SP
9
1938
1948
MULT
17.8
2.5
-0.4
15.9
-0.1
3
SP
5
1941
1947
MULT
8.8
-0.2
0.0
9.0
0.0
4
RF
6
1938
1947
KCM/WES
8.3
8.1
0.4
0.0
-0.3
5
SP
4
1942
1948
KCM/SPS
7.5
0.7
-0.1
7.0
0.0
6
RF
4
1943
1948
SPS/KCM
6.6
6.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
7
SP
4
1939
1943
KCM
5.9
-0.4
0.0
6.3
0.0
8
SS
5
1939
1943
KCM/WES
5.8
3.7
1.0
0.0
1.1
9
SP
4
1941
1948
KCM
5.3
0.0
-0.5
5.9
-0.1
10
C
7
1939
1947
KCM/WES
5.3
4.9
0.0
-0.1
0.5
11
SP
5
1938
1942
KCM
5.2
0.1
0.0
5.0
0.0
12
2B
2
1942
1943
KCM
4.8
3.8
0.6
0.0
0.4
13
SP
4
1940
1943
KCM
4.6
-0.3
0.0
5.0
-0.1
14
SP
3
1940
1943
KCM
4.0
0.6
0.0
3.5
0.0
15
3B
7
1940
1948
KCM/SPS
3.2
3.5
-0.3
0.0
0.0
16
CF
3
1938
1940
KCM
3.0
3.4
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
17
2B
4
1938
1941
KCM
2.6
1.8
0.5
0.0
0.4
18
RF
3
1938
1940
KCM
2.4
2.8
0.2
0.0
-0.5
19
SP
2
1947
1948
KCM
1.8
-0.2
0.0
2.0
0.0
20
SP
2
1938
1939
KCM
1.8
0.0
0.0
1.8
0.0
21
RP
3
1943
1947
KCM
1.5
-0.1
0.0
1.7
0.0
22
C
3
1946
1948
KCM
1.5
0.6
0.6
0.0
0.3
23
2B
6
1938
1943
KCM
1.4
1.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
24
C
1
1938
1938
KCM
1.0
0.4
0.5
0.0
0.1
25
SS
1
1946
1946
KCM
0.8
-0.2
0.9
0.0
0.1
26
SS
2
1946
1947
SPS/KCM
0.8
0.9
-0.5
0.0
0.4
27
SP
1
1943
1943
KCM
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
28
SP
2
1942
1943
KCM/WES
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.6
0.0
29
SP
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
30
SS
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.5
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.1
31
2B
2
1946
1947
KCM
0.5
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.0
32
RF
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.1
33
3B
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.5
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.0
34
RP
2
1942
1943
KCM
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
35
RP
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
36
RP
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
37
SS
1
1948
1948
KCM
0.4
0.6
-0.4
0.0
0.3
38
C
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
39
SP
4
1937
1940
KCM/MRS
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
40
RP
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
41
C
1
1939
1939
KCM
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
42
RP
2
1938
1942
WES/KCM
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
43
RP
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
44
RP
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.3
0.1
-0.1
0.3
0.0
45
RP
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
46
RP
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
47
C
1
1943
1943
KCM
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
48
SS
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
49
RP
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
50
RP
1
1941
1941
KCM
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
51
3B
1
1943
1943
WES
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
52
LF
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.1
53
SP
1
1946
1946
SPS
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
54
2B
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
55
RF
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.1
-0.2
0.4
0.0
-0.1
56
RP
1
1939
1939
KCM
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
57
RP
1
1939
1939
KCM
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
58
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
59
LF
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
60
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
61
2B
2
1947
1948
KCM
0.1
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.2
62
1B
1
1943
1943
KCM
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
63
RF
1
1941
1941
KCM
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
64
RF
2
1946
1947
KCM
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
65
SP
2
1939
1941
KCM
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
66
RF
1
1940
1940
KCM
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
67
2B
1
1940
1940
KCM
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
68
-
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
69
RP
2
1942
1943
WES
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
70
LF
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
71
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
72
RP
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
73
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
74
RF
2
1942
1943
WES/KCM
0.1
0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
75
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
76
-
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
77
C
1
1941
1941
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
78
CF
2
1942
1946
WES/SPS
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
79
LF
1
1939
1939
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
80
-
1
1946
1946
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
81
-
1
1943
1943
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
82
-
1
1939
1939
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
83
LF
1
1943
1943
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
-
1
1943
1943
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
85
3B
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
86
LF
2
1937
1938
KCM/MRS
0.0
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
87
RF
1
1939
1939
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
-
1
1946
1946
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
89
-
1
1940
1940
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
90
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
-
1
1948
1948
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
SP
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
93
LF
1
1948
1948
KCM
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
94
-
1
1943
1943
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
96
3B
1
1938
1938
KCM
0.0
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
97
SP
3
1938
1940
KCM
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
98
RP
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
99
LF
1
1939
1939
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
SS
1
1946
1946
KCM
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
102
LF
1
1943
1943
KCM
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
103
RP
1
1937
1937
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
104
-
1
1943
1943
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
1B
1
1941
1941
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
106
-
1
1942
1942
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
107
3B
1
1940
1940
KCM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108
SS
2
1937
1940
MRS/KCM
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
109
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
110
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
111
-
1
1939
1939
KCM
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
112
-
1
1942
1942
WES
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
113
C
5
1938
1946
KCM/SPS
-0.1
-0.4
0.2
0.0
0.2
114
2B
2
1942
1943
WES
-0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
115
-
1
1938
1938
KCM
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
116
C
2
1939
1940
KCM
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
117
C
2
1937
1938
KCM/MRS
-0.1
-0.3
0.1
0.0
0.1
118
LF
3
1946
1948
KCM
-0.1
1.0
-0.6
0.0
-0.5
119
-
1
1946
1946
KCM
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
120
C
2
1942
1943
KCM
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
121
LF
1
1938
1938
KCM
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
122
-
1
1948
1948
KCM
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
123
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
124
LF
1
1947
1947
KCM
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
125
LF
1
1938
1938
KCM
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.1
0.0
126
-
1
1943
1943
KCM
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
127
1B
2
1947
1948
KCM
-0.2
0.5
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
128
RF
1
1943
1943
KCM
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
129
-
1
1943
1943
KCM
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
130
-
1
1941
1941
KCM
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
131
1B
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
132
CF
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.3
0.3
-0.1
-0.4
0.0
133
RP
1
1947
1947
KCM
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
134
-
1
1947
1947
KCM
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
135
-
1
1943
1943
WES
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
136
-
1
1947
1947
KCM
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
137
-
1
1943
1943
KCM
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
138
RP
3
1940
1946
KCM
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
139
-
1
1946
1946
SPS
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
140
-
1
1947
1947
KCM
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
141
SP
2
1947
1948
KCM
-0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.4
0.0
142
C
2
1938
1942
KCM
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
143
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
144
-
1
1948
1948
KCM
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
0.0
145
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.5
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
146
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
-0.5
-0.6
0.1
0.0
0.0
147
SP
5
1941
1948
KCM
-0.8
-0.4
0.0
-0.4
0.0
148
SP
2
1946
1947
KCM
-0.9
-0.2
0.0
-0.7
0.0
149
RP
2
1938
1939
KCM
-0.9
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
150
-
1
1946
1946
SPS
-0.9
-0.1
0.0
-0.9
0.0
151
-
1
1937
1937
MRS
-1.2
-0.2
-0.1
-0.9
0.0
152
LF
4
1938
1943
KCM
-2.0
-0.5
-1.1
0.0
-0.4

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