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Bucky Dent

Russell Earl Dent
born Russell Earl O'Dey

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 25, 1951 in Savannah, GA
High School: Hialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
Schools: Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL), Miami-Dade College, North Campus (Miami, FL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1970 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1973 (Age 21.188)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/WhiteSox/Rangers/Royals 1973-1984
Agents: Ed Kleven [*]
Final Game: September 11, 1984 (Age 32.291)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1973 CHW AL 21 SS 36 35 30 295.1 190 51 132 7 22 .963 -2 -6 5.58 5.08 .963 5.10 5.07
1973 CHW AL 21 2B 3 0 0 8.2 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -42 6.23 2.00 .980 5.50 5.40
1973 CHW AL 21 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.00
1974 CHW AL 22 SS 154 153 131 1325.0 772 251 499 22 108 .972 -3 -3 5.09 4.87 .965 4.98 4.96 RoY-2
1975 CHW AL 23 SS 157 157 152 1408.1 838 279 543 16 105 .981 -2 -2 5.25 5.24 .959 4.85 4.84 AS
1976 CHW AL 24 SS 158 154 146 1373.0 765 279 468 18 96 .976 -9 -8 4.90 4.73 .967 4.99 5.01
1977 NYY AL 25 SS 158 153 120 1317.2 702 250 434 18 90 .974 12 11 4.67 4.33 .963 4.82 4.79
1978 NYY AL 26 SS 123 120 90 1010.2 529 178 341 10 57 .981 17 21 4.62 4.22 .964 4.92 4.87
1979 NYY AL 27 SS 141 136 120 1187.2 748 219 512 17 107 .977 22 22 5.54 5.18 .965 5.01 4.95
1980 NYY AL 28 SS 141 141 132 1248.1 726 224 489 13 77 .982 19 19 5.14 5.06 .963 4.99 4.98 AS
1981 NYY AL 29 SS 73 73 66 632.0 331 104 217 10 49 .970 4 7 4.57 4.40 .967 4.99 4.98 AS
1982 TOT AL 30 SS 103 94 81 831.0 466 129 323 14 57 .970 2 3 4.90 4.39 .965 4.87 4.84
1982 NYY AL 30 SS 58 50 38 444.0 261 74 177 10 27 .962 0 1 5.09 4.33 .965 4.87 4.84
1982 TEX AL 30 SS 45 44 43 387.0 205 55 146 4 30 .980 2 6 4.67 4.47 .965 4.87 4.84
1983 TEX AL 31 SS 129 125 102 1100.2 530 150 369 11 71 .979 5 6 4.24 4.02 .963 4.75 4.72
1983 TEX AL 31 DH 1 0
1984 KCR AL 32 SS 9 2 0 27.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 -1 -31 2.33 0.78 .961 4.77 4.72
1984 KCR AL 32 3B 2 1 1 10.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -36 2.70 1.50 .950 2.79 2.75
12 Seasons SS 1382 1343 1170 11756.2 6604 2116 4332 156 839 .976 65 7 4.94 4.67 .964 4.92 4.90
1 Season 2B 3 0 0 8.2 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -42 6.23 2.00 .980 5.50 5.40
2 Seasons 3B 3 1 1 12.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -60 2.25 1.00 .950 2.85 2.83
1 Season DH 1 0
12 Seasons TOT 1388 1344 1171 11777.1 6613 2122 4335 156 840 .976 64 7 4.93 4.65 .964 4.92 4.89
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1973 CHW AL 21 SS -2 -6 -2 -0 -1 0
1973 CHW AL 21 2B -0 -42 -0 0 -0 0
1973 CHW AL 21 3B -0 -180 -0 0 -0
1974 CHW AL 22 SS -3 -3 -4 2 -6 1
1975 CHW AL 23 SS -2 -2 -1 -7 6 -1
1976 CHW AL 24 SS -9 -8 -9 -3 -5 0
1977 NYY AL 25 SS 12 11 10 8 2 2
1978 NYY AL 26 SS 17 21 16 10 6 1
1979 NYY AL 27 SS 22 22 17 16 1 5
1980 NYY AL 28 SS 19 19 20 5 16 -1
1981 NYY AL 29 SS 4 7 2 1 0 2
1982 NYY AL 30 SS 0 1 0 2 -1 0
1982 TEX AL 30 SS 2 6 1 2 -1 1
1983 TEX AL 31 SS 5 6 5 6 -1 0
1984 KCR AL 32 SS -1 -31 -1 -0 -1 0
1984 KCR AL 32 3B -0 -36 -0 0 -0 0
12 Seasons SS 65 7 55 41 15 10
1 Season 2B -0 -42 -0 0 -0 0
2 Seasons 3B -1 -60 -1 0 -1 0
12 Seasons TOT 64 7 54 41 14 10

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1973 CHW AL 21 40 35 40 40 0 0 0 3 1 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1974 CHW AL 22 154 153 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CHW AL 23 157 157 157 157 0 0 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 24 158 154 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1977 NYY AL 25 158 153 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 NYY AL 26 123 120 123 123 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 NYY AL 27 141 136 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 NYY AL 28 141 141 141 141 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 NYY AL 29 73 73 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 NYY AL 30 59 50 59 58 0 0 0 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1982 TEX AL 30 46 44 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983 TEX AL 31 131 125 131 129 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
1984 KCR AL 32 11 3 11 11 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Seasons 1392 1344 1392 1388 0 0 0 3 3 1382 0 0 0 0 1 4 6
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1973 CHW AL 21 1270 76% 82% 27% 156 91% 2 50 23 23 4 132 100 28 1 1 7 0 6 1 5 22 9 0 5 4 4 22 9 13 0 0 0
1974 CHW AL 22 5686 71% 82% 27% 629 90% 2 246 118 99 30 505 375 112 2 10 22 0 20 2 19 109 49 10 28 5 4 97 59 37 9 3 3
1975 CHW AL 23 6145 69% 81% 26% 673 93% 5 281 134 114 33 537 398 118 1 9 16 0 15 1 14 105 55 11 15 11 4 99 68 30 4 2 2
1976 CHW AL 24 5913 63% 82% 26% 571 93% 8 279 111 117 50 471 342 100 2 7 18 5 11 2 11 96 32 8 31 4 3 86 40 39 7 2 4
1977 NYY AL 25 5506 59% 83% 27% 543 94% 1 248 119 98 31 440 353 78 1 4 18 0 14 4 13 89 35 9 33 3 3 84 44 40 4 2 2
1978 NYY AL 26 4112 57% 82% 27% 424 93% 7 176 79 64 34 343 265 65 2 5 10 1 8 1 7 57 24 3 20 2 3 53 28 25 3 2 1
1979 NYY AL 27 4995 65% 84% 29% 571 92% 7 214 74 100 40 512 382 106 0 14 17 1 14 2 14 109 43 10 35 6 6 106 53 48 2 1 1
1980 NYY AL 28 5231 65% 81% 28% 596 92% 5 219 98 85 37 495 397 82 1 9 13 0 12 1 11 76 27 10 19 8 4 70 37 31 6 4 2
1981 NYY AL 29 2597 68% 79% 27% 275 90% 2 106 44 48 14 223 163 54 0 2 10 0 10 0 9 51 27 3 13 3 3 50 30 19 0 0 0
1982 NYY AL 30 1867 72% 79% 25% 199 90% 0 74 28 36 10 164 123 35 0 3 10 1 7 2 6 25 14 0 7 2 0 24 14 10 0 0 0
1982 TEX AL 30 1675 60% 84% 29% 168 95% 1 55 22 24 9 150 112 36 0 0 4 0 3 1 2 30 18 1 7 3 0 29 19 10 1 0 1
1983 TEX AL 31 4566 61% 82% 29% 430 92% 2 149 60 68 21 371 270 93 0 3 11 0 7 4 9 70 36 2 12 7 6 67 38 25 2 0 2
1984 KCR AL 32 109 66% 86% 28% 6 100% 0 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 49672 65% 82% 27% 5241 92% 42 2099 911 876 314 4348 3285 907 10 67 156 8 127 21 120 839 369 67 225 58 40 787 439 327 38 16 18
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1973 CHW AL 21 12 50% 92% 17% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 KCR AL 32 42 50% 79% 26% 3 100% 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 54 50% 81% 24% 3 100% 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 89% 70%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1973 CHW AL 21 37 68% 81% 27% 3 100% 0 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 Season 37 68% 81% 27% 3 100% 0 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 94%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1990 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 May 18th AL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
1974 AL  499 (2nd)
1975 AL  543 (1st)
1979 AL  512 (4th)
1980 AL  489 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1978 AL  17 (2nd)
1979 AL  22 (3rd)
1980 AL  19 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  154 (4th)
1975 AL  157 (2nd)
1976 AL  158 (2nd)
1977 AL  158 (1st)
1980 AL  141 (5th)
Career  1,382 (73rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  251 (2nd)
1975 AL  279 (1st)
1976 AL  279 (3rd)
Career  2,116 (94th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  499 (2nd)
1975 AL  543 (1st)
1977 AL  434 (5th)
1979 AL  512 (4th)
1980 AL  489 (2nd)
Career  4,332 (69th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  22 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  108 (1st)
1975 AL  105 (1st)
1976 AL  96 (3rd)
1977 AL  90 (5th)
1979 AL  107 (4th)
Career  839 (63rd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1977 AL  12 (3rd)
1978 AL  17 (2nd)
1979 AL  22 (1st)
1980 AL  19 (1st)
1983 AL  5 (5th)
Career  65 (20th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1974 AL  5.09 (3rd)
1975 AL  5.25 (2nd)
1979 AL  5.54 (1st)
1980 AL  5.14 (5th)
Career  4.92 (19th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  4.87 (3rd)
1975 AL  5.24 (1st)
1979 AL  5.18 (4th)
1980 AL  5.06 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1974 AL  .972 (4th)
1975 AL  .981 (1st)
1976 AL  .976 (4th)
1977 AL  .974 (2nd)
1978 AL  .981 (2nd)
1979 AL  .977 (2nd)
1980 AL  .982 (1st)
1983 AL  .979 (1st)
Career  .976 (28th)

             

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