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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
TTM Success - Bill Buckner
Buckner (b. 1949) played in the majors from 1969 to 1990 for the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels and Royals. He had 2,715 hits, 174 home runs and a career average of .289. He went to the World Series in 1974 with the Dodgers and 1986 with the Red Sox, but failed to win a championship. He will likely be forever known as the guy who let a ball hit by Mookie Wilson pass through his legs during the 1986 World Series that helped continue the "Curse of the Bambino."
Buckner had a really long career where he finished as high as 10th in the MVP voting (1981 and 1982) and was a one-time All Star (1981). He only appeared on one Hall of Fame ballot (1996) and only mustered 2.1 % of the vote.