Former Oklahoma A&M Baseball Great Passes Away

ALTUS, Okla. — Former Oklahoma A&M baseball star Joe Buck passed away Sunday in Altus. He was 76.

Buck was Oklahoma A&M’s first baseball All-American, earning that honor when he was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association first team in 1951.

During that All-American season, Buck led the Aggies with a .382 batting average and 22 RBI. He also led the team with six home runs, six doubles and a .735 slugging percentage.

Buck played two seasons in Stillwater. In his first season in 1950, he hit .306 and led the team with three triples to help Oklahoma A&M claim the Missouri Valley Conference Southern Division title.

After his Oklahoma A&M career, Buck signed a professional contract with the Boston Red Sox, and in 1992, he was in the first class inducted into the Oklahoma State Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame.

Funeral services for Buck will be held Wednesday in Altus.



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