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Saturday, April 7, 2018
TTM Success - Bucky F. Dent
Dent (b. 1951) played in the majors from 1973 to 1984 for the White Sox, Yankees, Rangers and Royals. He had 1,114 hits, 40 home runs and a .247 batting average. He was a three-time All Star (1975, 1980 and 1981) and finished second to Mike Hargrove in the 1974 AL Rookie of the Year voting.
Dent is most known for a game winning home run in a tie-breaker game at the end of the 1978 season that sent the Red Sox home and the Yankees to the playoffs. He was given a certain middle name (F.) by Red Sox fans after that home run.
He won the World Series with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978. He was named the World Series MVP for the 1978 World Series where he batted .417 across the six games.
Dent also managed the Yankees for 89 games between the 1988 and 1989 seasons. He had a managerial record of 36-53 (.404%).
I mailed to Dent on February 2 and got the cards back on March 10, for a 36-day TAT.