Al Buckenberger

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Al Buckenberger
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Born: (1861-01-31)January 31, 1861
Detroit, Michigan
Died: July 1, 1917(1917-07-01) (aged 56)
Syracuse, New York
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 18, 1889, for the Columbus Solons
Last MLB appearance
April 8, 1904, for the Boston Beaneaters
MLB statistics
Games 1043
Win–loss record 488-539
Winning % .475

Albert C. Buckenberger (January 31, 1861 – July 1, 1917) was an American manager in Major League Baseball for the Columbus Solons, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Browns and Boston Beaneaters from 1889 to 1904. In 1896, he managed the Toronto team in the Eastern League. Al was born in Detroit, Michigan, and he died at age 56 in Syracuse, New York.

Al Buckenberger was a major league manager for ten years and also served as club president at Pittsburgh. He had previously been a light-hitting infielder and manager in the minors before coming to the majors. His biggest successes were finishing second in the American Association in 1890 and finishing second in the National League in 1893.

After his major league days he was part of a group that tried to resurrect the American Association, but didn't succeed.

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