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Bill Buckner

William Joseph Buckner (Billy Buck)

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California, US
High School: Napa HS (Napa, CA)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd round of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft from Napa HS (Napa, CA).

Major League Stats


Minors Batting

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1968 18 -1.7 Ogden PION Rk LAD 64 275 256 54 88 10 8 4 41 15 1 12 16 .344 .373 .492 .865 126 1 4 2
1969 19 -5.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD 106 422 400 65 124 8 4 9 77 24 11 13 25 .310 .330 .418 .748 167 2 1 6
1969 19 -4.1 Albuquerque TL AA LAD 70 274 257 44 79 7 3 7 50 14 5 10 16 .307 .333 .440 .773 113 2 1 4
1969 19 -6.6 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 36 148 143 21 45 1 1 2 27 10 6 3 9 .315 .324 .378 .702 54 0 0 2
1969 19 -1.6 Dodgers AZIL WRk LAD 46 194 177 28 62 6 5 6 38 10 4 8 2 .350 .371 .542 .914 96 2 0 7
1970 20 -5.1 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 111 495 465 78 156 33 2 3 74 10 1 21 25 .335 .358 .434 .793 202 0 1 8
3 Seasons 281 1192 1121 197 368 51 14 16 192 49 13 46 66 .328 .352 .442 .793 495 3 6 16
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 147 643 608 99 201 34 3 5 101 20 7 24 34 .331 .350 .421 .772 256 0 1 10

Minors Fielding

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Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1968 18 Ogden PION Rk LAD 1B 63 500 468 28 4 37 .992 7.87
1969 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD 1B 26 231 207 21 3 17 .987 8.77
1969 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD OF 77 152 141 6 5 1 .967 1.91
1969 19 Albuquerque TL AA LAD OF 50 102 98 3 1 0 .990 2.02
1969 19 Albuquerque TL AA LAD 1B 15 136 122 12 2 12 .985 8.93
1969 19 Spokane PCL AAA LAD OF 27 50 43 3 4 1 .920 1.70
1969 19 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 1B 11 95 85 9 1 5 .989 8.55
1969 19 Dodgers AZIL WRk LAD OF 38 64 62 0 2 0 .969 1.63
1969 19 Dodgers AZIL WRk LAD 1B 7 56 51 4 1 2 .982 7.86
1970 20 Spokane PCL AAA LAD OF 57 72 70 0 2 0 .972 1.23
1970 20 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 1B 65 539 512 22 5 52 .991 8.22
1970 20 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD OF 20 37 36 1 0 1 1.000 1.85
1970 20 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD RF 1 0.00
1970 20 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD LF 19 0.00
1970 20 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1971 21 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD OF 86 171 165 5 1 0 .994 1.98
1971 21 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD RF 81 0.00
1971 21 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD LF 6 0.00
1971 21 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1B 11 76 70 6 0 4 1.000 6.91
1972 22 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD OF 61 125 123 1 1 0 .992 2.03
1972 22 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD RF 52 0.00
1972 22 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD LF 19 0.00
1972 22 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1B 35 335 311 21 3 28 .991 9.49
1973 23 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD OF 48 94 93 0 1 0 .989 1.94
1973 23 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD RF 13 0.00
1973 23 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD LF 35 0.00
1973 23 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1B 93 940 888 50 2 93 .998 10.09
1974 24 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD OF 137 245 235 4 6 0 .976 1.74
1974 24 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD RF 4 0.00
1974 24 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD LF 134 0.00
1974 24 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1B 6 51 49 1 1 2 .980 8.33
1975 25 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD OF 72 144 138 4 2 0 .986 1.97
1975 25 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD LF 72 0.00
1976 26 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD OF 153 327 315 7 5 0 .985 2.10
1976 26 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD RF 5 0.00
1976 26 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD LF 149 0.00
1976 26 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1977 27 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 99 1034 966 58 10 75 .990 10.34
1978 28 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 105 1164 1075 83 6 85 .995 11.03
1979 29 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 140 1389 1258 124 7 118 .995 9.87
1980 30 Chicago NL MLB CHC OF 50 97 90 5 2 2 .979 1.90
1980 30 Chicago NL MLB CHC RF 12 0.00
1980 30 Chicago NL MLB CHC LF 42 0.00
1980 30 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 94 905 826 73 6 67 .993 9.56
1981 31 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 105 1094 996 81 17 92 .984 10.26
1982 32 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 161 1718 1547 159 12 89 .993 10.60
1983 33 Chicago NL MLB CHC OF 15 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 1.67
1983 33 Chicago NL MLB CHC LF 15 0.00
1983 33 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 144 1540 1366 161 13 132 .992 10.60
1984 34 Chicago NL MLB CHC OF 2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 3.00
1984 34 Chicago NL MLB CHC LF 2 0.00
1984 34 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 7 71 66 5 0 5 1.000 10.14
1984 34 Boston AL MLB BOS 1B 113 1085 974 96 15 75 .986 9.47
1985 35 Boston AL MLB BOS 1B 162 1580 1384 184 12 140 .992 9.68
1986 36 Boston AL MLB BOS 1B 138 1238 1067 157 14 104 .989 8.87
1987 37 California AL MLB CAL 1B 5 37 35 2 0 1 1.000 7.40
1987 37 Boston AL MLB BOS 1B 74 669 605 58 6 53 .991 8.96
1988 38 Kansas City AL MLB KCR 1B 21 173 160 12 1 11 .994 8.19
1988 38 California AL MLB CAL 1B 1 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00
1989 39 Kansas City AL MLB KCR 1B 24 197 181 13 3 19 .985 8.08
1990 40 Boston AL MLB BOS 1B 15 81 75 6 0 6 1.000 5.40
3 Seasons 288 1494 1398 77 19 107 .987 5.12
1B (3 seasons) Rk 1B 154 1270 1187 71 12 106 .991 8.17
OF (2 seasons) AA OF 134 224 211 6 7 1 .969 1.62

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
2011 61 Brockton CAMA Ind 1 of 1 93 51 42 .548
1 Season 93 51 42 .548

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1968 18 Ogden Dodgers Pioneer League Rk LAD
1969 19 Albuquerque Dodgers Texas League AA LAD
1969 19 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA LAD
1969 19 AIL Dodgers Arizona Instructional League WRk LAD
1969 19 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1969-09-21 1969-09-21
1970 20 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA LAD
1970 20 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
1971 21 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1971-04-05 1971-09-30
1972 22 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-03
1973 23 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-29
1974 24 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1974-04-05 1974-10-02
1975 25 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1975-04-07 1975-08-31
1976 26 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1976-04-09 1976-10-02
1977 27 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1977-04-19 1977-10-02
1978 28 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1978-04-07 1978-09-30
1979 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
1980 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-05
1981 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
1982 32 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1982-04-05 1982-10-03
1983 33 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1983-04-06 1983-10-02
1984 34 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1984-04-06 1984-05-24
1984 34 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 2 1984-05-26 1984-09-30
1985 35 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 36 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-05
1987 37 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 1987-04-06 1987-07-22
1987 37 California Angels American League MLB CAL 2 1987-07-28 1987-10-04
1988 38 California Angels American League MLB CAL 1 1988-04-04 1988-05-05
1988 38 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 2 1988-05-14 1988-10-02
1989 39 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1989-04-06 1989-10-01
1990 40 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 1990-04-11 1990-05-30

Sabr ID: 444a4659

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