William “Buck” Ewing (October 17, 1859 - October 20, 1906) was the first catcher to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Buck Ewing ended his career with 1,663 hits, 336 stolen bases, 1,118 runs and a .311 career batting average. Ewing’s strong throwing arm was held in high regard by would-be base stealers as he recorded 3.301 putouts and a .931 fielding percentage in 14 seasons. Ewing helped the New York Giants win the first two world championships as the team’s captain. Buck Ewing played for the Troy Trojans (1880-1882), the New York Gothams/Mutuals/Giants (1883-1889, 1891-1892), New York Giants, players League (1890), the Cleveland Spiders (1893-1894 and the Cincinnati Reds (1895-1897). The Veterans Committee elected William “Buck” Ewing to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.