Cy Buker, 92; Pitched for the 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers

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Bill Schenley

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FROM: The Pierce County (IN) Herald ~
By Staff

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.

MLB stats:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bukercy01.shtml

More on Cy Buker:
http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=811&pid=1788

Thanks to Tom Hawthorn for this obit.


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