FULL NAME: William Joseph Buckner
BORN: 12/14/49 in Vallejo, CA
RESIDENCE: Boise, ID
FAMILY: Married - Jody ... Children - Brittany,
Christen and Bobby
Bill returns to the Cubs organization for his second season as Single-A Boise's hitting coach after playing for Chicago from 1977-84, and winning the 1980 N.L. batting crown while being named a 1981 N.L. All-Star.
- In 2011, managed the Brockton Rox to a 51-42 record in the
Independent CanAm League, earning a post-season berth.
- Served as the Chicago White Sox major league hitting coach in
1996 and 1997.
- A veteran of 22 major league seasons, he played in 2,199 games
with the Dodgers (1969-76), Cubs (1977-84), Red Sox (1984-87,
1990), Angels (1987-88) and Royals (1988-89).
- Owned a .289 career batting average with 2,715 hits, 498
doubles, 174 home runs and 1,208 RBI in 2,517 big league
- Played in two World Series, with the Dodgers in 1974 and with the
Red Sox in 1986.
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