From BR Bullpen
Ralph Stanley Buxton (Buck)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11½", Weight 163 lb.
- Debut September 11, 1938
- Final Game September 23, 1949
- Born June 7, 1914 in Rainton, SK CAN
- Died January 6, 1988 in San Leandro, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Ralph Buxton had only two seasons in the majors, eleven years apart, but he had a whole career in between with the Oakland Oaks. He was part of their great 1948 team managed by Casey Stengel, and when Casey came to the New York Yankees the next year to manage them, Buxton got his second chance in the majors.
He then started his long career with the Oakland Oaks. In 1940, he won 17 games. He went down in history in August 1948 when Lefty O'Doul, managing the San Francisco Seals, had the umpire check Buxton's glove and found pine tar there. Buxton was suspended for ten days and the inning was eventually replayed.