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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 23, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1181. Hub Collins… #1182. Shanty Hogan… #1183. Bobby Richardson… #1184. BUCKY DENT… #1185. Charlie Hayes… #1186. Peanuts Lowrey… #1187. Fernando Vina… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1973 21 CHW AL 40 132 117 17 29 2 0 0 10 2 3 10 18 .248 .308 .265 .573 61 31 1 1 2 2 0 6/45
1974 22 CHW AL 154 552 496 55 136 15 3 5 45 3 4 28 48 .274 .316 .347 .662 89 172 9 3 23 2 0 *6 RoY-2
1975 ★ 23 CHW AL 157 662 602 52 159 29 4 3 58 2 4 36 48 .264 .301 .341 .642 80 205 16 0 15 9 3 *6 AS
1976 24 CHW AL 158 627 562 44 138 18 4 2 52 3 5 43 45 .246 .300 .302 .603 77 170 10 2 17 2 3 *6
1977 25 NYY AL 158 540 477 54 118 18 4 8 49 1 1 39 28 .247 .300 .352 .653 79 168 9 1 14 9 0 *6
1978 26 NYY AL 123 415 379 40 92 11 1 5 40 3 1 23 24 .243 .286 .317 .603 72 120 10 2 6 5 1 *6
1979 27 NYY AL 141 490 431 47 99 14 2 2 32 0 0 37 30 .230 .287 .285 .573 57 123 5 1 13 8 1 *6
1980 ★ 28 NYY AL 141 553 489 57 128 26 2 5 52 0 3 48 37 .262 .327 .354 .681 89 173 6 2 9 5 1 *6 AS
1981 ★ 29 NYY AL 73 258 227 20 54 11 0 7 27 0 1 19 17 .238 .300 .379 .679 97 86 1 2 8 2 0 *6 AS
1982 30 TOT AL 105 337 306 27 59 10 1 1 23 0 0 21 21 .193 .242 .242 .484 36 74 9 0 7 3 0 6
1982 30 NYY AL 59 173 160 11 27 1 1 0 9 0 0 8 11 .169 .207 .188 .395 11 30 7 0 4 1 0 6
1982 30 TEX AL 46 164 146 16 32 9 0 1 14 0 0 13 10 .219 .280 .301 .581 64 44 2 0 3 2 0 6
1983 31 TEX AL 131 450 417 36 99 15 2 2 34 3 7 23 31 .237 .278 .297 .575 61 124 3 1 7 2 0 *6/D
1984 32 KCR AL 11 10 9 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .400 .333 .733 106 3 0 0 0 0 0 /65
12 Yrs 1392 5026 4512 451 1114 169 23 40 423 17 29 328 349 .247 .297 .321 .618 74 1449 79 15 121 49 9
162 Game Avg. 162 585 525 52 130 20 3 5 49 2 3 38 41 .247 .297 .321 .618 74 169 9 2 14 6 1
NYY (6 yrs) 695 2429 2163 229 518 81 10 27 209 4 6 174 147 .239 .295 .324 .618 72 700 38 8 54 30 3
CHW (4 yrs) 509 1973 1777 168 462 64 11 10 165 10 16 117 159 .260 .305 .325 .631 80 578 36 6 57 15 6
TEX (2 yrs) 177 614 563 52 131 24 2 3 48 3 7 36 41 .233 .278 .298 .577 62 168 5 1 10 4 0
KCR (1 yr) 11 10 9 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .400 .333 .733 106 3 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1973 21 CHW AL 40 132 -3 -0 1 -2 2 -3 -0.2 5 2 0.2 .493 .498 0.4 0.1 4 6/45
1974 22 CHW AL 154 552 -4 -1 -0 -3 10 1 0.2 20 21 2.1 .501 .501 2.5 0.8 24 *6 RoY-2
1975 ★ 23 CHW AL 157 662 -13 -3 0 -2 10 -7 -0.7 24 16 1.6 .495 .495 1.8 0.9 18 *6 AS
1976 24 CHW AL 158 627 -16 -2 0 -9 10 -17 -1.9 22 5 0.3 .488 .488 1.4 0.2 14 $52,000 *6
1977 25 NYY AL 158 540 -12 -2 -0 12 10 7 0.9 19 26 2.7 .505 .504 1.4 2.3 14 $130,000 *6
1978 26 NYY AL 123 415 -14 0 0 17 7 11 1.3 15 26 2.7 .510 .507 0.8 2.7 8 *6
1979 27 NYY AL 141 490 -27 3 0 22 9 6 0.7 18 24 2.3 .504 .504 0.1 3.1 2 *6
1980 ★ 28 NYY AL 141 553 -6 -2 -0 19 9 20 2.2 19 39 4.0 .515 .513 1.9 3.1 19 *6 AS
1981 ★ 29 NYY AL 73 258 0 -1 1 4 4 8 0.9 9 17 1.7 .512 .505 1.4 0.9 13 *6 AS
1982 30 NYY AL 59 173 -18 0 -1 0 3 -14 -1.5 6 -8 -1.0 .474 .491 -1.0 0.4 -9 6
1982 30 TEX AL 46 164 -7 1 0 2 3 -1 -0.1 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.2 0.5 2 6
1983 31 TEX AL 131 450 -23 -4 2 5 8 -12 -1.1 15 4 0.3 .491 .492 -0.2 1.4 -2 *6/D
1984 32 KCR AL 11 10 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /65
12 Seasons 1392 5026 -145 -11 3 64 86 -3 0.5 177 175 17.4 .500 .500 10.9 16.2 110 $182,000
NYY (6 yrs) 695 2429 -78 -2 0 74 43 37 4.4 85 123 12.5 .506 .506 4.7 12.5 49 $130,000
CHW (4 yrs) 509 1973 -37 -7 1 -16 32 -26 -2.6 71 44 4.3 .494 .495 6.1 1.9 60 $52,000
TEX (2 yrs) 177 614 -30 -3 2 7 10 -13 -1.2 21 8 0.7 .492 .494 -0.0 1.9 1
KCR (1 yr) 11 10 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 0.1 -0.1 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1977 25 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 5 16 14 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .214 .267 .286 .552 4 0 0 1 0 0
1977 ❍ 25 NYY AL WS LAD W 6 21 19 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .263 .333 .263 .596 5 0 0 0 0 0
1978 26 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 4 15 15 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 3 1 0 0 0 0
1978 ❍ MVP 26 NYY AL WS LAD W 6 25 24 3 10 1 0 0 7 0 0 1 2 .417 .440 .458 .898 11 0 0 0 0 0
1980 28 NYY AL ALCS KCR L 3 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 1 0 1 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 24 89 83 4 23 2 0 0 15 0 0 4 4 .277 .310 .301 .612 25 2 0 2 0 0
3 ALCS 12 43 40 1 8 1 0 0 6 0 0 1 1 .200 .220 .225 .445 9 2 0 2 0 0
2 WS 12 46 43 3 15 1 0 0 9 0 0 3 3 .349 .391 .372 .763 16 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1977 AL  2.3 (4th)
1978 AL  2.7 (3rd)
1979 AL  3.1 (2nd)
1980 AL  3.1 (1st)
Career  16.2 (83rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1975 AL  157 (8th)
1976 AL  158 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1975 AL  602 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1975 AL  662 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1975 AL  29 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1975 AL  123 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1974 AL  23 (1st)
1975 AL  15 (7th)
1976 AL  17 (4th)
1977 AL  14 (7th)
1979 AL  13 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1975 AL  9 (5th)
1977 AL  9 (6th)
1979 AL  8 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1975 AL  12.5 (7th)
1976 AL  12.5 (7th)
1977 AL  17.0 (3rd)
1980 AL  13.2 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1975 AL  487 (1st)

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1818), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 23 (743), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1199), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (129th), 17.4 career WAR/17.2 7yr-peak WAR/17.3 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1976 24 Chicago White Sox $52,000 ? 4/23/77 TSN 3/26/77 TSN: $50,000
1977 25 New York Yankees $130,000 ? 11/19/77 TSN 4/23/77 TSN salary survey says $135,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$182,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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