Buck Freeman

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Birthday
30, 1871
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 25, 1949 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1871
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 25, 1949 (77)

About

Former coal miner who became one of baseball's first power hitters, amassing numerous home run records.

Before Fame

He joined his father at a coal mine near Wilkes-Barre, picking slate and then driving mules, but his real interest was in baseball.

Trivia

Playing during baseball's deadball era, he finished the 1899 season with a remarkable 25 home runs, more than twice as many as the runner up; he repeated that feat in the American League in 1903.

Family Life

He was born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, the son of an Irish immigrant coal miner.

Associated With

Roger Hornsby, another great slugger, eventually broke his home run record.