BILL BUCKNER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Buckner Bows Out As Cub Minors Hitting Coach

Bill Buckner And FN's Editor-In-ChiefFormer Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner has stepped down as a minor league hitting coach in the Chicago Cubs system. Said Buckner, "Just too much time away. My wife has put up with it for 30-something years." Buckner—a career .289 hitter over 22 seasons—had two stints with Boston. In his five total seasons in Carmine Hose,...
Via FenwayNation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner Retires From Coaching To Spend More Time With Family

Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is officially hanging up the cleats. According to Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman, Buckner is stepping down as the Boise Hawks hitting coach.  Buckner spent two seasons with the Single-A club, working with some of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects, but he has decided to step away from the game and spend more time with his family,...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner’s Idaho Ranch on Sale for $1.7 Million (Photos)

Red Sox fans hoping to egg Bill Buckner‘s house now have a street address and an asking price. (But really, how far into a Bill Buckner post did you think we were going to get before bringing it up?) The former Red Sox first baseman, who has long been known for his error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series — a play that prolonged Boston fans’ misery in the worst of ways —...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Hall of Fame Case for Bill Buckner

Boston forgave him; why can't baseball writers do the same? (Credit) “Little roller up along first. Behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!” Vin Scully’s broadcast of Mookie Wilson’s 10th inning ground ball in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series sends chills through the hearts of Red Sox Nation. Buckner, a journeyman baseball player...
Via The Sports Post
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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Kenyan children re-enact Bill Buckner error

Twenty-six years later and 8,000 miles away, Bill Buckner's infamous error in game 6 of the 1986 World series lives on. While Buckner might have made peace with most of the Red Sox Nation, these Kenyan kids still find it funny. In a video posted on YouTube, a group of Kenyan schoolchildren are seen reenacting the unforgettable 10th-inning rally that ended with one of the most...
Via The Other Paper
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenyan Students Re-Enact Bill Buckner's Infamous Error From Game 6 of 1986 World Series (Video)

It's one of the most infamous plays in sports history. It's so well known, in fact, that it has made its way to Kenya. Bill Buckner's error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series has been replayed, re-enacted and remembered in many, many ways since it occurred, but few are as unique as this one. A group of Kenyan students have re-enacted the play -- as well as Bob Stanley...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball From Bill Buckner's Infamous World Series Error Sold for $418,250 at Auction

DALLAS -- The baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series was sold at auction Friday for $418,250. Heritage Auctions said the ball was sold to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. The sale price includes the buyer's premium. Buckner hit .289 with 2,715 hits in 22 years and had more than 100 RBIs in two of his...
Via NESN.com
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss
PIECE OF TORTURED HISTORY

Infamous 'Buckner Ball' up for auction

The ball that dribbled between Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs and into history will be auctioned off in May and is expected to fetch at least $100,000.

Via Los That Sports Blog
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs hire Buckner as minor league hitting coach

The Chicago Cubs have hired former star Bill Buckner as a minor league hitting coach. Buckner will be with the Boise Hawks of the short-season Class A Northwest League. The Cubs made the announcement Friday. Buckner played for the Cubs from 1977-84 and won the 1980 NL batting title. He was a career .289 hitter over 22 seasons. The 62-year-old Buckner was a manager last year for...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Is Bill Buckner Headed Back to Boston?

More intriguing than the lack of creativity behind the numerous headlines proclaiming Thursday "Valentine's Day" is the possibility Bobby Valentine is open to bringing Bill Buckner in as his hitting coach."I respect his every opinion, in baseball and worldy matters," the new Boston skipper said of the former Red Sox first baseman.But if Valentine and Buckner happen...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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