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Bill BucknerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1990 MLB Years: 1969-1990
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Positions1B-1555, OF-646, DH-126Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Joseph Buckner
Height6-0Weight185BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateDecember 14,1949 [68.246]PlaceVallejo,California
High SchoolNapa (Napa,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA), Arizona State University (Tempe,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (25th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-KCA-#9
MLB DebutSeptember 21,1969 [19.281]
OrganizationsLAN [9] CHN [8] BOS [5] KCA [2] CAL [2] Awards6Awards Voting5-93
TBC Player ID9378Retrosheet IDbuckb001MLBAM ID111663
RelationshipsBrother of Jim Buckner
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1971
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed65Power51Contact97XBH49RBIs67Runs49Hitting74Durability64Team.519Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968OgdenPioRk-18642565488108441000000000.344.344.492.83612622256.333.148.148.3780.000.000.001.5664.0025.00
1969SpokanePCLAAA-1936143214511227000000000.315.315.378.693544143.305.063.063.3130.000.000.001.4071.508.89
1969AlbuquerquePCLAAA-1970257447973750000000000.307.307.440.74711317257.288.133.132.3350.000.000.002.7236.7121.52
1969Totals for PCL-PCL         1064006512484977000000000.310.310.418.72816721400.294.108.108.3280.000.000.002.2544.4416.94
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan381911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1970SpokanePCLAAA-2011146578156332374000000000.335.335.434.76920238465.331.099.099.3430.000.000.000.65155.0024.36
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of2028686133104013700010.191.225.265.49018471.213.074.103.2164.239.862.330.000.0030.77
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of21108358379915154141111857246.277.306.366.67213121383.279.089.128.3022.874.701.641.3171.6021.21
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of-1b22105383471221435371031713131213.319.348.410.75815722405.320.091.154.3444.203.210.761.2376.6018.03
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan221b-of23140575681582008461221734365515.275.297.351.64820228606.279.076.123.2912.815.612.001.3271.8817.72
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of2414558083182303758311330244421013.314.351.412.76323940620.318.098.181.3444.843.870.801.1382.8621.98
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of25922883070112631831715244711.243.286.358.64410319315.236.115.191.2855.404.760.881.9048.0027.14
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22of2615464276193284760289262616568.301.326.389.71525039680.303.088.159.3263.823.821.001.0391.7120.21
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b27122426401212701160752123127216.284.314.425.73918138457.276.141.195.3234.605.031.102.4138.7331.40
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b2811744647144261574751817015516.323.345.419.76418732470.324.096.141.3413.833.620.941.0689.2022.22
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b29149591721683471466943028214616.284.319.437.75625855628.278.153.212.3314.784.460.932.2342.2132.74
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b-of301455786918741310681230180061113.324.353.457.81026454614.318.133.183.3554.892.930.601.6357.8028.88
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b31106421451313531075522616105917.311.349.480.82920248453.303.169.238.3665.743.530.622.2142.1036.64
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b32161657932013451510515536265110714.306.342.441.78329054709.297.135.205.3445.083.670.722.1243.8026.87
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b331536267917538616661242530545510.280.310.436.74627360665.272.156.209.3283.764.511.202.4139.1334.29
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221b342143390002001110111.209.239.209.4489046.209.000.023.1982.172.171.000.000.000.00
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos161b34114439511222121167222438503511.278.321.410.73118034471.282.132.187.3245.108.071.582.3439.9127.87
1984Totals for MLB-MLB         135482541312121169222539604612.272.313.392.70518934517.275.120.172.3134.847.541.562.1343.8225.95
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos61b35162673892014631611018430362211516.299.325.447.77230165718.293.148.214.3374.185.011.202.2342.0632.34
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos61b361536297316839218102644025408925.267.311.421.73226559681.253.154.221.3195.873.670.632.6434.9435.12
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos61b3775286237861242131319005110.273.299.322.621929304.281.049.087.2754.286.251.460.66143.0011.54
1987California AngelsALMLBcal6dh37571831656121332109701113.306.337.432.7697916194.305.126.180.3344.643.610.781.5561.0028.57
1984Totals for AL-AL         13246939134182574232226016213.286.314.365.67917125498.291.079.124.3044.425.221.181.0093.8018.66
1988California AngelsALMLBcal6dh381943190009204000102.209.271.209.4809048.205.000.140.2288.330.000.000.000.000.00
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca14dh3889242186214033431131904456.256.290.351.6418517263.263.095.157.2804.947.221.461.1480.6727.42
1987Totals for AL-AL         108285197114034351171904558.249.287.330.6179417311.254.081.154.2665.476.111.120.9695.0023.94
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca141b-dh3979176738411161061100124.216.240.267.507476183.224.051.091.2273.286.011.830.55176.0015.79
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos221b402243480013003201121.186.234.256.49011148.171.070.140.2046.254.170.672.0843.0012.50
MLB Totals - 22 Season(s)Filter251793971077271549849174120818373450453424797111247.289.321.408.729383372110033.287.119.179.0004.494.521.011.7354.0126.56
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2811121197368511416192000000000.328.328.442.770495811121.319.114.113.0000.000.000.001.4370.0622.01
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter21786514328041612151000000000.324.324.427.75136959865.314.103.103.0000.000.000.001.3972.0821.07
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter642565488108441000000000.344.344.492.83612622256.333.148.148.0000.000.000.001.5664.0025.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter97437884481136235258151656271871591594346103.300.332.439.77116643414042.294.139.196.0004.633.930.852.0046.7730.02
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter7732895347837121143827793321211371630193566.289.319.380.69911001733081.292.091.154.0003.934.451.131.2376.1820.67
Boston Red Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter52620702405771128483242713110120113282263.279.315.410.7258491682222.274.131.191.0004.955.401.092.1643.1329.12
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16841825100181450411930045710.239.269.316.58513223446.247.077.129.0004.266.731.580.90104.5023.00
California Angels Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7622617651213413013701215.288.324.389.7138816242.284.101.173.0005.372.890.541.2475.3324.62
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626056917532311781252929336716.289.321.408.72924746646.287.119.179.0004.494.521.011.7354.0126.56
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626461142122989111000000000.328.328.442.77028547646.319.114.113.0000.000.000.001.4370.0622.01

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20OF20--361-137371.0001.85------2871.412.4
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan201B1--1---111.0001.00------283.60.6
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21OF86--16551-171170.9941.98------10879.653.1
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan211B11--706-476761.0006.91------10810.26.8
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22OF61-50912311-125124.9922.030.24-----10558.139.4
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan221B35-27531121328335332.9919.491.21-----10533.322.6
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan231B93-82288850293940938.99810.091.14-----14066.457.8
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23OF50-39493-1-9493.9891.860.24-----14035.731.1
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24OF137--23546-245239.9761.74------14594.584.6
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan241B6--491125150.9808.33------1454.13.7
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25OF72--13842-144142.9861.97------9278.344.4
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26OF153--31575-327322.9852.10------15499.494.4
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan261B1---------------1540.60.6
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn271B99--96658107510341024.99010.34------12281.161.1
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn281B105--10758368511641158.99511.03------11789.764.8
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn291B140--1258124711813891382.9959.87------14994.086.4
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn301B94--82673667905899.9939.56------14564.858.0
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30OF50--905229795.9791.90------14534.530.9
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn311B105--99681179210941077.98410.26------10699.1101.9
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn321B161--1547159128917181706.99310.60------161100.099.4
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn331B144--13661611313215401527.99210.60------15394.188.9
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33OF15--25---25251.0001.67------1539.89.3
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos341B113--97496157510851070.9869.47------11499.169.8
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn341B7--665-571711.00010.14------2133.34.3
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34OF2--51--661.0003.00------219.51.2
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos351B162--13841841214015801568.9929.68------162100.0100.0
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos361B138--10671571410412381224.9898.87------15390.285.7
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36DH15---------------1539.89.3
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos371B74--60558653669663.9918.96------7598.745.7
1987California AngelsALMLBcal37DH39---------------5768.424.1
1987California AngelsALMLBcal371B5--352-137371.0007.40------578.83.1
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca38DH42---------------8947.226.1
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca381B21--16012111173172.9948.19------8923.613.0
1988California AngelsALMLBcal38DH11---------------1957.96.8
1988California AngelsALMLBcal381B1--11-1221.0002.00------195.30.6
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca391B24--18113319197194.9858.08------7930.414.8
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca39DH19---------------7924.111.7
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos401B15--756-681811.0005.40------2268.29.3
MLB Totals for 1B - 20 season(s)-   1B1555-109713901135112812001538015252.9929.8113.90-----15550.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF646-90312252818312711253.9861.941.39-----6460.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH126---------------1260.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20--1------20-
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21--11------86-
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22--35------61-
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23--93------50-
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24--6------137-
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25---------72-
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26--1------153-
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27--99--------
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28--105--------
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29--140--------
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30--94------50-
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31--105--------
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32--161--------
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33--144------15-
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34--113--------
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34--7------2-
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35--162--------
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36--138-------15
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37--74--------
1987California AngelsALMLBcal37--5-------39
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca38--21-------42
1988California AngelsALMLBcal38--1-------11
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca39--24-------19
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos40--15--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB24418031000000200000.167.167.222.3894118.188.055.0560.0011.110.000.000.0033.33
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB24520151011000100000.250.250.450.7009220.222.200.2000.005.000.005.0020.0040.00
1986Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB36728361003000200000.214.214.250.4647128.231.036.0360.007.140.000.000.0016.67
1986Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB36732260001000300000.188.188.188.3766032.207.000.0000.009.380.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs1146392003000400000.196.196.239.43511246.214.043.0430.008.700.000.000.0022.22
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs12523111012000400000.212.212.288.50015252.213.076.0770.007.690.001.9252.0018.18

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha46Hitting Coach1628577.52514.52Terry Bevington
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha47Hitting Coach1618081.4976.02Terry Bevington
2011Brockton RoxCanAmIndIndy-61Manager935142.54814.54 Lost in Semi-Finals
2012Boise HawksNwstA-Minorchn62Hitting Coach763739.487--1Mark JohnsonLost in Finals
2013Boise HawksNwstA-Minorchn63Hitting Coach764135.5396.02Gary Van TolLost in Finals
2014Boise HawksNwstA-Minorchn64Hitting Coach764135.5397.02Gary Van TolLost in Semi-Finals
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1977National League Player of the Week (August 15-August 21)1
1981National League Player of the Week (September 7-September 13) ... National League Player of the Week (April 27-May 3)2
1982National League Player of the Week (August 16-August 22) ... NL Player of the Month (August)2
1986American League Player of the Week (September 8-September 14)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-06-05Released by Red Sox. 
1990-02-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1988-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-05-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1988-05-09Released by Angels. 
1987-07-28ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1987-07-23Released by Red Sox. 
1984-05-25TradeTraded by Cubs to Red Sox for Mike Brumley and Dennis Eckersley. 
1977-01-11TradeTraded by Dodgers with Jeff Albert and Ivan DeJesus to Cubs for Mike Garman and Rick Monday. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll35747,500-102684++370,78060,000747,500
1986Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll36785,000-119784++386,34760,0001,532,500
1987California AngelsTeam Payroll37366,667-2501765++344,90660,0001,899,167
1987Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll37366,667-2501165++344,90660,0001,899,167
1988California AngelsTeam Payroll38400,000-2591363++392,10762,5002,299,167
1988Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll38400,000-2591463++392,10762,5002,299,167
1989Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll39400,000-2951564429,80262,5002,699,167
1990Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll40100,000-64932-515,727100,0002,799,167
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red