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Full Name: William Joseph Buckner Primary Position: 1B,OF,LF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: September 21, 1969
Birthdate: December 14, 1949 Final Game: May 30, 1990
Birthplace: Vallejo, California MLB Experience: 21 years
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Bill Buckner (William Joseph Buckner) was born on December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California. He made his Major League debut on September 21, 1969 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1971, his rookie year, he hit .277 with 5 home runs and 41 RBI. Buckner played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals over the course of his 21 year career.

Most people believe that Bill Buckner's best season was 1985, when he slugged 16 home runs, hit for a .299 average and knocked in 110 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1969 LA N 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 LA N 28 68 6 13 0 4 .191 .225 .265 3 1 3 7 0 0 0 1 0
1971 LA N 108 358 37 99 5 41 .277 .306 .366 15 1 11 18 5 7 4 4 6
1972 LA N 105 383 47 122 5 37 .319 .348 .410 14 3 17 13 1 3 10 2 13
1973 LA N 140 575 68 158 8 46 .275 .297 .351 20 0 17 34 3 6 12 5 15
1974 LA N 145 580 83 182 7 58 .314 .351 .412 30 3 30 24 4 4 31 10 13
1975 LA N 92 288 30 70 6 31 .243 .286 .358 11 2 17 15 2 4 8 7 11
1976 LA N 154 642 76 193 7 60 .301 .326 .389 28 4 26 26 1 6 28 6 8
1977 CHI N 122 426 40 121 11 60 .284 .314 .425 27 0 21 23 1 2 7 2 16
1978 CHI N 117 446 47 144 5 74 .323 .345 .419 26 1 18 17 0 1 7 5 16
1979 CHI N 149 591 72 168 14 66 .284 .319 .437 34 7 30 28 2 1 9 6 16
1980 CHI N 145 578 69 187 10 68 .324 .353 .457 41 3 30 18 0 0 1 11 13
1981 CHI N 106 421 45 131 10 75 .311 .349 .480 35 3 26 16 1 0 5 9 17
1982 CHI N 161 657 93 201 15 105 .306 .342 .441 34 5 36 26 5 1 15 7 14
1983 CHI N 153 626 79 175 16 66 .280 .310 .436 38 6 25 30 5 4 12 5 10
1984 CHI N 21 43 3 9 0 2 .209 .239 .209 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1
1984 BOS A 114 439 51 122 11 67 .278 .321 .410 21 2 24 38 5 0 2 5 11
1984 Total 135 482 54 131 11 69 .272 .313 .392 21 2 25 39 6 0 2 6 12
1985 BOS A 162 673 89 201 16 110 .299 .325 .447 46 3 30 36 2 2 18 5 16
1986 BOS A 153 629 73 168 18 102 .267 .311 .421 39 2 40 25 4 0 6 9 25
1987 CAL A 57 183 16 56 3 32 .306 .337 .432 12 1 9 7 0 1 1 1 3
1987 BOS A 75 286 23 78 2 42 .273 .299 .322 6 1 13 19 0 0 1 1 10
1987 TOT A 132 469 39 134 5 74 .286 .314 .365 18 2 22 26 0 1 2 2 13
1988 KC A 89 242 18 62 3 34 .256 .290 .351 14 0 13 19 0 4 3 5 6
1988 CAL A 19 43 1 9 0 9 .209 .271 .209 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2
1988 TOT A 108 285 19 71 3 43 .249 .287 .330 14 0 17 19 0 4 5 5 8
1989 KC A 79 176 7 38 1 16 .216 .240 .267 4 1 6 11 0 0 1 2 4
1990 BOS A 22 43 4 8 1 3 .186 .234 .256 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 2 1
Total NL 1747 6683 795 1973 119 793 .295 .326 .414 356 39 308 296 31 39 149 81 169
Total AL 770 2714 282 742 55 415 .273 .308 .394 142 10 142 157 11 8 34 30 78
Total 2517 9397 1077 2715 174 1208 .289 .321 .408 498 49 450 453 42 47 183 111 247

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1970 LA N 1B 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 LA N OF 20 16 146 36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 LA N RF 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 LA N LF 19 15 138 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 LA N RF 82 76 664 164 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1971 LA N 1B 11 7 66.2 70 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 LA N OF 86 76 675 165 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1971 LA N LF 4 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1972 LA N 1B 35 31 275 311 21 3 28 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1972 LA N OF 61 57 509.1 123 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1972 LA N LF 9 9 76 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1972 LA N RF 52 48 433.1 102 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1973 LA N OF 50 44 394.2 93 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1973 LA N LF 36 34 301.1 67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1973 LA N 1B 93 87 822.1 888 50 2 93 0 0 0 0 0 .998
1973 LA N RF 15 10 93.1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 LA N OF 136 128 1150 235 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1974 LA N RF 3 1 19 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 LA N LF 134 127 1131 230 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1974 LA N 1B 6 5 47 49 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1975 LA N OF 72 67 563 138 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1975 LA N LF 72 67 563 138 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1976 LA N OF 153 153 1368.2 315 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1976 LA N 1B 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1976 LA N LF 152 150 1343.2 309 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1976 LA N RF 6 3 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1977 CHI N 1B 99 98 848.2 966 58 10 75 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1978 CHI N 1B 105 104 899 1075 83 6 85 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1979 CHI N 1B 140 139 1217 1258 124 7 118 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1980 CHI N LF 42 38 362.1 74 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1980 CHI N 1B 93 89 775 826 73 6 67 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1980 CHI N RF 12 11 90.1 20 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .913
1980 CHI N OF 50 49 452.2 90 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1981 CHI N 1B 105 105 932.2 996 81 17 92 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1982 CHI N 1B 161 161 1430.1 1547 159 12 89 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1983 CHI N OF 15 13 94 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1983 CHI N 1B 144 136 1211 1366 161 13 132 1 0 0 0 0 .992
1983 CHI N LF 15 13 94 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 CHI N OF 2 2 18 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 CHI N 1B 7 5 49 66 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 CHI N LF 2 2 18 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 BOS A 1B 113 113 986.2 974 96 15 75 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1984 Total 1B 120 118 1035.2 1040 101 15 80 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1985 BOS A 1B 162 162 1440.1 1384 184 12 140 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1986 BOS A 1B 138 138 1191.2 1067 157 14 104 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1986 BOS A DH 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 CAL A DH 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 CAL A 1B 5 5 38 35 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 BOS A 1B 74 73 620.2 605 58 6 53 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1987 TOT A 1B 79 78 658.2 640 60 6 54 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1988 KC A 1B 21 18 164 160 12 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1988 KC A DH 42 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1988 CAL A DH 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1988 CAL A 1B 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1988 TOT A 1B 22 18 165 161 13 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1988 TOT A DH 53 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1989 KC A 1B 25 20 174.2 181 13 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1989 KC A DH 18 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1990 BOS A 1B 15 8 81.1 75 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 485 455 4038.1 900 20 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
Total 1B 1555 1504 13276 13901 1351 128 1200 1 0 0 0 0 .992
Total OF 645 605 5371.1 1225 28 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 .986
Total DH 125 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 171 150 1333 319 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .988

Transactions

  • Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 7, 1968).
  • Traded by Los Angeles Dodgers with Ivan De Jesus and Jeff Albert to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Rick Monday and Mike Garman (January 11, 1977).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Dennis Eckersley and Mike Brumley (May 25, 1984).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (July 23, 1987).
  • Signed by California Angels (July 28, 1987).
  • Released by California Angels (May 9, 1988).
  • Signed by Kansas City Royals (May 13, 1988).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 1988).
  • Signed by Kansas City Royals (December 6, 1988).
  • Granted free agency (November 13, 1989).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (February 15, 1990).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (June 5, 1990).

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