Buck Lamme
Personal information
Born(1905-07-02)July 2, 1905
Delaware, Ohio
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)
1928–1929Coshocton 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:
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


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]


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]


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]


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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Emerald Lamme NBL stats". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Buck Lamme". Peach Basket Society. August 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Buck Lamme NFL stats". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  4. "Emerald Lamme Statistics". Just Sports Stats. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Buck Lamme NFL stats". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
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