Page Information
Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
William Joseph Buckner
Stat Years
1968-1990  [mlb] 1969-1990
Height/Weight
6-0 / 185
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
1B (1555) ... OF (646) ... DH (126)
Draft Position
1B
Born Date/Place
Death
2019-05-27 [69.164]    Cause: TBC PREMIUM
High School
Napa (Napa,CA)
Colleges
USC (Los Angeles, California), Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
Draft
Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Round #2 (#25 overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1969-09-21 - Boxscore  (Age: 19.281)
Service Time
Organizations
LAN [8] CHN [8] BOS [5] CAL [2] KCA [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 9378 ... retro id: buckb001 ... mlbam id: 111663
Relations
Brother of Jim Buckner
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed65Power51Contact97XBH49RBIs67Runs49Hitting74Durability64Team.519Ratings Explained
Get TBC PREMIUM and remove ads, cleaner display, access to research applications, data store discounts and more!
The TBC Newsletter will keep you periodically up-to-date on what is happening at The Baseball Cube.

Career Batting Statistics

top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • College
  • Indy/Intl/+
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1968OgdenPioRk----181b-of---1642565488108441000000000.344.344.492.83625612622.000.148.0000.000.000.0064.01.5625.0
    1969AlbuquerquePCLAAA----191b-of---270257447973750000000000.307.307.440.74725711317.000.133.0000.000.000.0036.72.7221.5
    1969SpokanePCLAAA----191b-of---236143214511227000000000.315.315.378.693143544.000.063.0000.000.000.0071.51.408.9
    1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38191b-ofL-S-E-P211000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1970SpokanePCLAAA----201b-of---311146578156332374000000000.335.335.434.76946520238.000.099.0000.000.000.00155.00.6524.4
    1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2220ofL-S-E-P328686133104013700010.191.225.265.49071184.103.074.2134.239.862.330.00.0030.8
    1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2221ofL-S-E-P4108358379915154141111857246.277.306.366.67238313121.128.089.2792.874.701.6471.61.3121.2
    1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2222of-1bL-S-E-P5105383471221435371031713131213.319.348.410.75840515722.154.091.3204.203.210.7676.61.2318.0
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22231b-ofL-S-E-P6140575681582008461221734365515.275.297.351.64860620228.123.076.2792.815.612.0071.91.3217.7
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2224ofL-S-E-P714558083182303758311330244421013.314.351.412.76362023940.181.098.3184.843.870.8082.91.1322.0
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2225ofL-S-E-P8922883070112631831715244711.243.286.358.64431510319.191.115.2365.404.760.8848.01.9027.1
    1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2226ofL-S-E-P915464276193284760289262616568.301.326.389.71568025039.159.088.3033.823.821.0091.71.0320.2
    1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22271bL-S-E-P10122426401212701160752123127216.284.314.425.73945718138.195.141.2764.605.031.1038.72.4131.4
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22281bL-S-E-P1111744647144261574751817015516.323.345.419.76447018732.141.096.3243.833.620.9489.21.0622.2
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22291bL-S-E-P12149591721683471466943028214616.284.319.437.75662825855.212.153.2784.784.460.9342.22.2332.7
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22301b-ofL-S-E-P131455786918741310681230180061113.324.353.457.81061426454.183.133.3184.892.930.6057.81.6328.9
    1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22311bL-S-E-P14106421451313531075522616105917.311.349.480.82945320248.238.169.3035.743.530.6242.12.2136.6
    1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22321bL-S-E-P15161657932013451510515536265110714.306.342.441.78370929054.205.135.2975.083.670.7243.82.1226.9
    1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22331bL-S-E-P161536267917538616661242530545510.280.310.436.74666527360.209.156.2723.764.511.2039.12.4134.3
    1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22341bL-S-E-P172143390002001110111.209.239.209.4484690.023.000.2092.172.171.000.00.000.0
    1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos16341bL-S-E-P17114439511222121167222438503511.278.321.410.73147118034.187.132.2825.108.071.5839.92.3427.9
    1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6351bL-S-E-P18162673892014631611018430362211516.299.325.447.77271830165.214.148.2934.185.011.2042.12.2332.3
    1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6361bL-S-E-P191536297316839218102644025408925.267.311.421.73268126559.221.154.2535.873.670.6334.92.6435.1
    1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6371bL-S-E-P2075286237861242131319005110.273.299.322.621304929.087.049.2814.286.251.46143.00.6611.5
    1987California AngelsALMLBcal637dhL-S-E-P20571831656121332109701113.306.337.432.7691947916.180.126.3054.643.610.7861.01.5528.6
    1988California AngelsALMLBcal638dhL-S-E-P211943190009204000102.209.271.209.4804890.140.000.2058.330.000.000.00.000.0
    1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca1438dh-1bL-S-E-P2189242186214033431131904456.256.290.351.6412638517.157.095.2634.947.221.4680.71.1427.4
    1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca14391b-dhL-S-E-P2279176738411161061100124.216.240.267.507183476.091.051.2243.286.011.83176.00.5515.8
    1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22401bL-S-E-P232243480013003201121.186.234.256.49048111.140.070.1716.254.170.6743.02.0812.5
    MLB Totals (25 yrs)251793971077271549849174120818373450453424797111247.289.321.408.729100333833721.179.119.2874.494.521.0154.01.7326.6
    National League Totals (16 yrs)174766837951973356391197931495930829631396281169.295.326.414.74071232764514.178.119.2934.324.160.9656.21.6726.0
    American League Totals (9 yrs)770271428274214210554153414142157118353078.273.308.394.70229101069207.180.121.2714.885.401.1149.31.8927.9
    Minor League Totals2811121197368511416192000000000.328.328.442.770112149581.113.114.3190.000.000.0070.11.4322.0
    Minor: Rk Totals642565488108441000000000.344.344.492.83625612622.148.148.3330.000.000.0064.01.5625.0
    Minor: AAA Totals21786514328041612151000000000.324.324.427.75186536959.103.103.3140.000.000.0072.11.3921.1
    Chicago Cubs Totals (8 yrs)97437884481136235258151656271871591594346103.300.332.439.77140421664341.196.139.2944.633.930.8546.82.0030.0
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (8 yrs)7732895347837121143827793321211371630193566.289.319.380.69930811100173.154.091.2923.934.451.1376.21.2320.7
    Boston Red Sox Totals (5 yrs)52620702405771128483242713110120113282263.279.315.410.7252222849168.191.131.2744.955.401.0943.12.1629.1
    Kansas City Royals Totals (2 yrs)16841825100181450411930045710.239.269.316.58544613223.129.077.2474.266.731.58104.50.9023.0
    California Angels Totals (2 yrs)7622617651213413013701215.288.324.389.7132428816.173.101.2845.372.890.5475.31.2424.6
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB201B102.01000111.0001.000.500.63.62
    1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB20OF200146.03610137371.0001.900.2512.471.47
    1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB211B11067.07060476761.0006.901.136.810.23
    1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB21OF860675.0165510171170.9942.000.2553.179.63
    1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB221B350275.031121328335332.9919.501.2122.633.32
    1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB22OF610509.0123110125124.9922.000.2439.458.15
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB231B930822.188850293940938.99810.101.1457.866.41
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB23OF500394.2930109493.9891.900.2431.135.75
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB241B6047.0491125150.9808.301.063.74.12
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB24OF13701,150.0235460245239.9761.700.2184.694.52
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB25OF720563.0138420144142.9862.000.2544.478.33
    1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB261B102.0000000.0000.000.000.60.63
    1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB26OF15301,368.2315750327322.9852.100.2494.499.41
    1977Chicago CubsNLMLB271B990848.296658107510341024.99010.301.2161.181.11
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLB281B1050899.010758368511641158.99511.001.2964.889.71
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLB291B14001,217.01258124711813891382.9959.901.1486.494.01
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLB301B940776.082673667905899.9939.601.1658.064.81
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLB30OF500451.2905229795.9791.900.2130.934.56
    1981Chicago CubsNLMLB311B1050932.299681179210941077.98410.301.16101.999.11
    1982Chicago CubsNLMLB321B16101,430.11547159128917181706.99310.601.1999.4100.01
    1983Chicago CubsNLMLB331B14401,211.013661611313215401527.99210.601.2688.994.11
    1983Chicago CubsNLMLB33OF15094.02500025251.0001.700.279.39.810
    1984Boston Red SoxALMLB341B1130986.297496157510851070.9869.501.0869.899.11
    1984Chicago CubsNLMLB341B7049.06650571711.00010.101.454.333.33
    1984Chicago CubsNLMLB34OF2018.05100661.0003.000.331.29.512
    1985Boston Red SoxALMLB351B16201,440.113841841214015801568.9929.701.09100.0100.01
    1986Boston Red SoxALMLB361B13801,191.210671571410412381224.9898.901.0385.790.21
    1986Boston Red SoxALMLB36DH1500.0000000.0000.000.009.39.82
    1987Boston Red SoxALMLB371B740620.260558653669663.9919.001.0745.798.72
    1987California AngelsALMLB371B5038.03520137371.0007.400.973.18.83
    1987California AngelsALMLB37DH3900.0000000.0000.000.0024.168.42
    1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLB381B210164.016012111173172.9948.201.0513.023.62
    1988California AngelsALMLB381B101.01101221.0002.002.000.65.34
    1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLB38DH4200.0000000.0000.000.0026.147.21
    1988California AngelsALMLB38DH1100.0000000.0000.000.006.857.92
    1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLB391B240174.218113319197194.9858.101.1114.830.43
    1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLB39DH1900.0000000.0000.000.0011.724.14
    1990Boston Red SoxALMLB401B15081.17560681811.0005.401.009.368.22
    MLB Totals - (1B)1555013,2741390113511281200110.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (OF)64605,36912252818312.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)12600000000.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1970MLB--1------20-
    1971MLB--11------86-
    1972MLB--35------61-
    1973MLB--93------50-
    1974MLB--6------137-
    1975MLB---------72-
    1976MLB--1------153-
    1977MLB--99--------
    1978MLB--105--------
    1979MLB--140--------
    1980MLB--94------50-
    1981MLB--105--------
    1982MLB--161--------
    1983MLB--144------15-
    1984MLB--120------2-
    1985MLB--162--------
    1986MLB--138-------15
    1987MLB--79-------39
    1988MLB--22-------53
    1989MLB--24-------19
    1990MLB--15--------
    Totals--1555------646126