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Bill Buckner

William Joseph Buckner (Billy Buck)

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

Born: December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California, United States
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).

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Register Batting

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 -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
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 -8.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
1970 20 -7.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 28 71 68 6 13 3 1 0 4 0 1 3 7 .191 .225 .265 .490 18 0 0 0 0 1
1971 21 -6.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 108 383 358 37 99 15 1 5 41 4 1 11 18 .277 .306 .366 .672 131 6 5 7 2 4
1972 22 -5.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 105 405 383 47 122 14 3 5 37 10 3 17 13 .319 .348 .410 .758 157 13 1 3 1 2
1973 23 -4.3 LAD NL MLB LAD 140 606 575 68 158 20 0 8 46 12 2 17 34 .275 .297 .351 .648 202 15 3 6 5 5
1974 24 -3.1 LAD NL MLB LAD 145 620 580 83 182 30 3 7 58 31 13 30 24 .314 .351 .412 .763 239 13 4 4 2 10
1975 25 -2.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 92 315 288 30 70 11 2 6 31 8 3 17 15 .243 .286 .358 .644 103 11 2 4 4 7
1976 26 -1.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 154 680 642 76 193 28 4 7 60 28 9 26 26 .301 .326 .389 .716 250 8 1 6 5 6
1977 27 -0.4 CHC NL MLB CHC 122 457 426 40 121 27 0 11 60 7 5 21 23 .284 .314 .425 .739 181 16 1 2 7 2
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
1978 28 0.2 CHC NL MLB CHC 117 470 446 47 144 26 1 5 74 7 5 18 17 .323 .345 .419 .765 187 16 0 1 5 5
1979 29 0.7 CHC NL MLB CHC 149 628 591 72 168 34 7 14 66 9 4 30 28 .284 .319 .437 .756 258 16 2 1 4 6
1980 30 1.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 145 614 578 69 187 41 3 10 68 1 2 30 18 .324 .353 .457 .810 264 13 0 0 6 11
1981 31 2.6 CHC NL MLB CHC 106 453 421 45 131 35 3 10 75 5 2 26 16 .311 .349 .480 .829 202 17 1 0 5 9
1982 32 3.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 161 709 657 93 201 34 5 15 105 15 5 36 26 .306 .342 .441 .783 290 14 5 1 10 7
1983 33 4.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 153 665 626 79 175 38 6 16 66 12 4 25 30 .280 .310 .436 .746 273 10 5 4 5 5
1984 34 5.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB BOS-CHC 135 517 482 54 131 21 2 11 69 2 2 25 39 .272 .313 .392 .705 189 12 6 0 4 6
1984 34 5.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 21 46 43 3 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .209 .239 .209 .448 9 1 1 0 1 1
1984 34 5.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 114 471 439 51 122 21 2 11 67 2 2 24 38 .278 .321 .410 .731 180 11 5 0 3 5
1985 35 6.1 BOS AL MLB BOS 162 718 673 89 201 46 3 16 110 18 4 30 36 .299 .325 .447 .773 301 16 2 2 11 5
1986 36 7.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 153 681 629 73 168 39 2 18 102 6 4 40 25 .267 .311 .421 .733 265 25 4 0 8 9
1987 37 8.6 2 Teams AL MLB BOS-CAL 132 498 469 39 134 18 2 5 74 2 3 22 26 .286 .314 .365 .678 171 13 0 1 6 2
1987 37 8.6 BOS AL MLB BOS 75 304 286 23 78 6 1 2 42 1 3 13 19 .273 .299 .322 .621 92 10 0 0 5 1
1987 37 8.6 CAL AL MLB CAL 57 194 183 16 56 12 1 3 32 1 0 9 7 .306 .337 .432 .768 79 3 0 1 1 1
1988 38 9.5 2 Teams AL MLB KCR-CAL 108 311 285 19 71 14 0 3 43 5 1 17 19 .249 .287 .330 .616 94 8 0 4 5 5
1988 38 9.5 CAL AL MLB CAL 19 48 43 1 9 0 0 0 9 2 0 4 0 .209 .271 .209 .480 9 2 0 0 1 0
1988 38 9.5 KCR AL MLB KCR 89 263 242 18 62 14 0 3 34 3 1 13 19 .256 .290 .351 .641 85 6 0 4 4 5
1989 39 10.5 KCR AL MLB KCR 79 183 176 7 38 4 1 1 16 1 0 6 11 .216 .240 .267 .507 47 4 0 0 1 2
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
1990 40 11.4 BOS AL MLB BOS 22 48 43 4 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 2 .186 .234 .256 .490 11 1 0 1 1 2
MLB (22 seasons) MLB 2517 10033 9397 1077 2715 498 49 174 1208 183 73 450 453 .289 .321 .408 .729 3833 247 42 47 97 111
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 281 1192 1121 197 368 51 14 16 192 49 13 46 66 .328 .352 .442 .793 495 3 6 16
All Levels (23 Seasons) 2844 11419 10695 1302 3145 555 68 196 1438 242 90 504 521 .294 .325 .414 .739 4424 247 47 53 120 111
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 147 643 608 99 201 34 3 5 101 20 7 24 34 .331 .350 .421 .772 256 0 1 10
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% 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 Dodgers AZIL WRk LAD 1B 7 56 51 4 1 2 .982 7.86
1969 19 Dodgers AZIL WRk LAD OF 38 64 62 0 2 0 .969 1.63
1969 19 Albuquerque TL AA LAD 1B 15 136 122 12 2 12 .985 8.93
1969 19 Albuquerque TL AA LAD OF 50 102 98 3 1 0 .990 2.02
1969 19 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 1B 11 95 85 9 1 5 .989 8.55
1969 19 Spokane PCL AAA LAD OF 27 50 43 3 4 1 .920 1.70
1970 20 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 1B 65 539 512 22 5 52 .991 8.22
1970 20 Spokane PCL AAA LAD OF 57 72 70 0 2 0 .972 1.23
1970 20 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 1 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1970 20 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 19
1970 20 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 20 146.0 37 36 1 0 1 1.000 2.28 1.85
1970 20 LAD NL MLB LAD RF 1
1971 21 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 11 67.0 76 70 6 0 4 1.000 10.21 6.91
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1971 21 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 6
1971 21 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 86 675.0 171 165 5 1 0 .994 2.27 1.98
1971 21 LAD NL MLB LAD RF 81
1972 22 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 35 275.0 335 311 21 3 28 .991 10.87 9.49
1972 22 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 19
1972 22 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 61 509.0 125 123 1 1 0 .992 2.19 2.03
1972 22 LAD NL MLB LAD RF 52
1973 23 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 93 822.0 940 888 50 2 93 .998 10.27 10.09
1973 23 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 35
1973 23 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 48 395.0 94 93 0 1 0 .989 2.12 1.94
1973 23 LAD NL MLB LAD RF 13
1974 24 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 6 47.0 51 49 1 1 2 .980 9.57 8.33
1974 24 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 134
1974 24 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 137 1150.0 245 235 4 6 0 .976 1.87 1.74
1974 24 LAD NL MLB LAD RF 4
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1975 25 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 72
1975 25 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 72 563.0 144 138 4 2 0 .986 2.27 1.97
1976 26 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1976 26 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 149
1976 26 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 153 1369.0 327 315 7 5 0 .985 2.12 2.10
1976 26 LAD NL MLB LAD RF 5
1977 27 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 99 849.0 1034 966 58 10 75 .990 10.86 10.34
1978 28 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 105 899.0 1164 1075 83 6 85 .995 11.59 11.03
1979 29 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 140 1217.0 1389 1258 124 7 118 .995 10.22 9.87
1980 30 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 94 775.0 905 826 73 6 67 .993 10.44 9.56
1980 30 CHC NL MLB CHC LF 42
1980 30 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 50 453.0 97 90 5 2 2 .979 1.89 1.90
1980 30 CHC NL MLB CHC RF 12
1981 31 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 105 933.0 1094 996 81 17 92 .984 10.39 10.26
1982 32 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 161 1430.0 1718 1547 159 12 89 .993 10.74 10.60
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1983 33 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 144 1211.0 1540 1366 161 13 132 .992 11.35 10.60
1983 33 CHC NL MLB CHC LF 15
1983 33 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 15 94.0 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 2.39 1.67
1984 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB BOS-CHC 1B 120 1036.0 1156 1040 101 15 80 .987 9.91 9.51
1984 34 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 7 49.0 71 66 5 0 5 1.000 13.04 10.14
1984 34 CHC NL MLB CHC LF 2
1984 34 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 2 18.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 3.00
1984 34 BOS AL MLB BOS 1B 113 987.0 1085 974 96 15 75 .986 9.76 9.47
1985 35 BOS AL MLB BOS 1B 162 1440.0 1580 1384 184 12 140 .992 9.80 9.68
1986 36 BOS AL MLB BOS 1B 138 1192.0 1238 1067 157 14 104 .989 9.24 8.87
1987 37 2 Teams AL MLB BOS-CAL 1B 79 659.0 706 640 60 6 54 .992 9.56 8.86
1987 37 BOS AL MLB BOS 1B 74 621.0 669 605 58 6 53 .991 9.61 8.96
1987 37 CAL AL MLB CAL 1B 5 38.0 37 35 2 0 1 1.000 8.76 7.40
1988 38 2 Teams AL MLB KCR-CAL 1B 22 165.0 175 161 13 1 12 .994 9.49 7.91
1988 38 CAL AL MLB CAL 1B 1 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 18.00 2.00
1988 38 KCR AL MLB KCR 1B 21 164.0 173 160 12 1 11 .994 9.44 8.19
1989 39 KCR AL MLB KCR 1B 24 175.0 197 181 13 3 19 .985 9.98 8.08
1990 40 BOS AL MLB BOS 1B 15 81.0 81 75 6 0 6 1.000 9.00 5.40
MLB (20 seasons) MLB 1B 1555 13277.0 15380 13901 1351 128 1200 .992 10.34 9.81
MLB (10 seasons) MLB LF 493
MLB (10 seasons) MLB OF 644 5372.0 1271 1225 28 18 3 .986 2.10 1.95
MLB (7 seasons) MLB RF 168
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 1B 154 1270 1187 71 12 106 .991 8.17
Minors (2 seasons) Minors OF 134 224 211 6 7 1 .969 1.62
All Levels (22 Seasons) 1B 1716 13277.0 16706 15139 1426 141 1308 .992 10.34 9.65
All Levels (10 Seasons) LF 493
All Levels (11 Seasons) OF 816 5372.0 1559 1498 34 27 4 .983 2.10 1.88
All Levels (7 Seasons) RF 168
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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

Sabr ID: 444a4659

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