Bill Buckner

Baseball Player and Coach
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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1949 Birth Born on December 14, 1949.


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


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
1986 36 Years Old 1 More Event
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.


1990 40 Years Old Bill Buckner’s last home run was against Kirk McCaskill on April 25, 1990, at Fenway Park – and was the only inside-the-park home run of his career. … Read More


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.


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
2014 64 Years Old Buckner announced his retirement from baseball on March 3, 2014. … Read More
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