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Former Dodger Cy Buker passes away

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    Former Major League pitcher Cy Buker – who lived in Greenwood in central Wisconsin – has died at age 92. He pitched in organized baseball from 1940-to-’52. And he spent the 1945 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, when he went 7-2 with a three-point-two-three ERA. Buker pitched for the Dodgers’ farm club in Montreal in 1946 when Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier and broke into the game with that club. Buker retired after the ’52 season. He became a high school baseball, football, and basketball coach – primarily at Greenwood and Loyal, both in Clark County. He was a member of the Wisconsin Baseball and Football Coaches Associations’ Halls-of-Fame, along with the Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall-of-Fame.

  • #2
    Wow, it had been a few months, and then two in a very short stretch. Thanks, Cowtipper.


    • #3
      This features a few bits from an interview I did with Buker, as well as the work of fellow SABR member, Jim Sargent.
      Baseball Happenings
      - Linking baseball's past, present and future.


      • #4
        He had stories that made you wish you could go back in time.

        I am going to miss talking to him.


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