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Bill Buckner

Baseball Player and Coach
Male
Born Dec 14, 1949

William Joseph "Bill" Buckner is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. Despite winning a batting crown in 1980, representing the Chicago Cubs at the All-Star Game the following season and accumulating over 2,700 hits in his twenty-year career, he is best remembered for a fielding error during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets, a play that has since been prominently entrenched into American sports lore.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on December 14, 1949.

TEENAGE

1968 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Bill Buckner was born in Vallejo, California and grew up in American Canyon, California. Buckner graduated from Napa High School in 1968 after playing on the school's baseball and football teams. … Read More

TWENTIES

1974 24 Years Old Buckner earned a starting job with the Dodgers in as their opening day right fielder. Buckner also played some first base with the Dodgers, making 87 starts at first in, but when Steve Garvey emerged as a Gold Glove first baseman and the National League's Most Valuable Player the following season, he was shifted to left field permanently in 1974. … Read More
1976 26 Years Old Following the season, Buckner was traded to the Chicago Cubs with Iván DeJesús and Jeff Albert for Rick Monday and Mike Garman. He'd suffered a staph infection in his ankle in 1976, so the Cubs shifted him to first base, where he remained for the final fourteen years of his career. … Read More
1979 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 17, 1979, in a famous slugfest at Wrigley Field that included three homers by Dave Kingman and two by Mike Schmidt, Buckner went four-for-seven with a grand slam and seven RBIs.

THIRTIES

1985 35 Years Old In 1985, he also set the Major League record for assists by a first baseman in a season with 184. … Read More
In September 1986, Buckner hit .340 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs, while missing just three games in spite of chronic ankle soreness. … Read More
1987 37 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The Red Sox released Buckner on July 23, 1987, after recording a .273 batting average, two home runs and 42 RBI through 95 games.

FIFTIES

2007 57 Years Old On April 8,, Buckner threw out the first pitch to former teammate Dwight Evans at the Red Sox home opener as they unfurled their 2007 World Series championship banner. … Read More
2008 58 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He lent his name to and was a minority owner of a local car dealership, Bill Buckner Motors in Emmett, which was in business from to 2008.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2011 61 Years Old On January 4, 2011, Buckner was named the manager of the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League. … Read More
2012 62 Years Old In December, Buckner became the hitting instructor for the Boise Hawks for 2012. … Read More
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