“My Favorite…”

“… (Retired) Red-Sox Player Who SHOULD BE In The Hall-Of-Fame, Is…”

Bill Buckner's Numbers : 9397 AB, .289 Career-BA, 2715 H, 174 HR, 49 3B, 498 2B, 1,208 RBI, 1077 R,183 SB, 453K, 450 BB!

This Is The ONLY Thing Most Of You Know About Bill Bucker. PERIOD.

 

—Mookie Wilson Hits a Dribbler…

…The Ball Goes Between Buckner’s Legs…

…Mookie Wilson is Safe-At-First…

…Ray Knight Scores From 1B with The Winning Run…

…Game 6…

…1986 World Series.—

That ONE Error... That ONE... All Alone... Made Him Almost a Laughing-Stock When He Reached His Year Of Eligibility For The Hall-Of-Fame.

— Bill Buckner WON A Batting-Title in 1980.

He Was An All-Star.

Buckner Lead His League in Doubles TWICE in 1981 AND 1983.

His Strikeout-Total To Walk-Total (453 Vs 450) is A-MA-ZING By Any Baseball Standards I’ve Ever Heard About OR Read About.

He Finished The Season in The “TOP-5″ for MOST HITS…

…And Did So FIVE TIMES…

…and was in the “TOP-10″ TWO Other Times.

Had THREE 100+RBI Seasons.

But All Most Remember is That One-Single-Individual ERROR.

It’s So Sad…

…Really It Is.

He Made One Mistake that He’ll Never Be Able to Totally Run Away From.

It’s With Him Forever.

They Are Linked.

His MAJOR MISTAKE and HIMSELF are Now ONE-In-The-SAME.

Y’all Should Go Check-Out His Numbers Yourself.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bucknbi01.shtml

Find Some Quotations From Those He Played With/For/etc.

Bill Buckner Deserved So Much More From His Baseball Life.

He Deserves To Be In The Hall-Of-Fame.

He’ll Just Never Get That Chance.

All Because Of that ONE-Error.

Buckner Played For The Chicago Cubs from 1977 until He Went to Boston in 1984.

It Was His Lucky Glove. So Why Jinx It, Ya know? It WAS The World Series, Peeps!!! In Baseball... When You're "ON"... You GO WITH WHAT'S WORKING!!!

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3 responses to ““My Favorite…”

  1. He indeed should be – and I don’t say that because I’m a devout Yankee fan. Point is, he made an error when it counted most and he’s certainly paid for it a thousand times over. His numbers speak and I think it would be a great show of doing the right thing by MLB to at least nominate him. I think that would be enough momentum to overturn not just his absence in Cooperstown, but shift his light in the public. In short, it should be done.

    • I Am HIGHLY Gratified We’re On The Same Page.
      I May Hate Boston, but that DOESN’T Mean Bill Should Pay For That Blunder FOREVER.
      A Damn Fine Player Who Made One (Nationally Televised) Mistake.

      -BRAD

  2. (A QUICKIE SIDE-NOTE) -Buckner had a Damn Fine Career, and Would Very Likely Be in the HOF if not for One Error in One Game.
    PERFECT EXAMPLE: Bill Mazeroski is IN The HOF and SHOULDN’T BE. He’s IN for ONE Reason… He Hit The Winning Homerun In The 1960 World Series. ONE Game, ONE Hit, HALL OF FAMER.
    Is That Fair??? HELL NO. Maz had a VASTLY Inferior Career to Buckner’s. So It Is VERY True… One Play in One Game can MAKE or BREAK a Ballplayer. Period.
    It’s Not Right, BUT It’s VERY True.

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