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Buck Lamme
Guard
Personal information
Born(1905-07-02)July 2, 1905
Delaware, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
DiedSeptember 4, 1957(1957-09-04) (aged 52)
Dublin, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolOstrander (Ostrander, Ohio)
CollegeOhio Wesleyan (1923–1926)
Career history
As player:
1928–1929Newsies (OH)
1928–1929Columbus
1928–1929Coshocton Independents
1929–1930Canton Orphans
1931–1933Cleveland Penzoils
1933–1934Coshocton Independents
1934–1935Coshocton Buckeyes
1935–1936Dayton Metropolitans
1936–1937Richmar Sterling Oils
1937Columbus Athletic Supply
1946–1947Shea's Insurance
As coach:
1926–1927,
1928–1929
West HS
1927–1928Uhrichsville HS
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team all-Buckeye (1926)
  • Honorable mention all-Buckeye (1925)

Emerald Ford "Buck" Lamme (July 2, 1905 – September 4, 1957) was an American three-sport athlete: professional basketball and football, and minor league baseball.[1][2] He played collegiately at Ohio Wesleyan University, and Lamme also later spent several years coaching high school basketball.[2]

Professional careersEdit

FootballEdit

Sachse's professional football career was just one game in the National Football League.[3] He played for the Cleveland Indians in 1931, the only season the franchise existed.[3] Lamme played the end position.[3]

BasketballEdit

Lamme's basketball career spanned independent leagues, the National Professional Basketball League, Midwest Basketball Conference, and the National Basketball League (NBL) from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.[1][4] A guard, he appeared in only one NBL game, for Columbus Athletic Supply, but did not register a field goal.[1]

BaseballEdit

Preceding both his professional football and basketball careers with a stint playing minor league baseball.[2] He competed for the Akron Tyrites in 1928.[5] In 28 games as a first baseman he registered a .244 batting average in 90 at-bats.[5]

DeathEdit

In 1957, Lamme was found dead at the foot of the O'Shaughnessy Dam in Dublin, Ohio.[2] He had jumped to his death and it was reported as suicide. He was the owner of the Brown Jug Restaurant in Delaware, Ohio, at the time of his death.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Emerald Lamme NBL stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/l/lammeem01n.html. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Buck Lamme". Peach Basket Society. August 25, 2015. https://peachbasketsociety.blogspot.com/2015/08/buck-lamme.html. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Buck Lamme NFL stats". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/L/LammBu20.htm. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  4. "Emerald Lamme Statistics". Just Sports Stats. https://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=lammebu01. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Buck Lamme NFL stats". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=lamme-001---. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
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