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Al "Buck" Buchinsky
Al "Buck" Buchinsky
Induction Year: 1994
Sport: Football, Baseball, Basketball
Graduation Year: 1939

Not only did Buck Buchinsky letter in basketball, football and baseball at Hampden-Sydney, but he was a starter in all three sports for at least three seasons for the Tigers.  As an end in football, he was chosen by Rutgers in 1937 as a member of their all-opponent team after making several outstanding defensive plays during the contest. He also served as football captain his senior year.  In baseball, he was the starting third baseman for three years.  Buchinsky played guard in basketball and as a senior, started for the squad that recorded a 15-7 mark, with victories over the University of Richmond, Virginia Tech and St. John's.

While at Hampden-Sydney, Buchinsky was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and ODK-OKN honor organizations; he was a magna cum laude graduate of the College.

After college, Buchinsky coached for three years at Glenn Allen High School.  His team was undefeated and untied during those three seasons.  His coaching career was interrupted by World War II, but he returned following the War to coach a year at Hampden-Sydney.  He joined the Van Heusen Company in 1948 and retired in 1980.  Originally from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Buchinsky lived in Geneva, Alabama, until his death on August 17, 1992.