Bill Buckner
William Joseph Buckner
(Billy Buck)
 
Born: December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, CA
64 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'0" Wt: 185
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1968 - (Round 2)
- High School: Napa (Napa, CA)

Comparison

Comparison
First Basemen
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Eddie Murray
1977 - 1997
1B
68.2
Pl
 
61.3
-12.8
0.0
-19.7
2 Willie McCovey
1959 - 1980
1B
64.4
Pl
 
71.7
-21.8
0.0
-14.6
3 Keith Hernandez
1974 - 1990
1B
60.1
 
45.6
0.6
0.0
-13.8
4 Tony Perez
1964 - 1986
1B
54.0
Pl
 
50.7
-6.9
0.0
-10.2
5 Don Mattingly
1982 - 1995
1B
42.2
 
39.1
-6.8
0.0
-10.0
6 Boog Powell
1961 - 1977
1B
39.0
 
42.2
-14.2
0.0
-11.0
7 Kent Hrbek
1981 - 1994
1B
38.2
 
36.9
-8.2
0.0
-9.5
8 Steve Garvey
1969 - 1987
1B
37.6
 
36.0
-12.3
0.0
-13.9
9 George Scott
1966 - 1979
1B
36.4
 
27.7
-1.8
0.0
-10.5
10 Cecil Cooper
1971 - 1987
1B
35.8
 
34.4
-10.4
0.0
-11.8
11 Ron Fairly
1958 - 1978
1B
35.2
 
34.5
-12.5
0.0
-13.2
12 Mike Hargrove
1974 - 1985
1B
30.2
 
31.1
-9.5
0.0
-8.7
13 Bob Watson
1966 - 1984
1B
28.2
 
34.8
-17.1
0.0
-10.6
14 Chris Chambliss
1971 - 1988
1B
27.4
 
23.5
-8.4
0.0
-12.3
15 Lee May
1965 - 1982
1B
27.1
 
28.7
-15.8
0.0
-14.1
16 John Mayberry
1968 - 1982
1B
24.9
 
27.4
-11.9
0.0
-9.3
17 Jason Thompson
1976 - 1986
1B
24.8
 
23.7
-7.6
0.0
-8.6
18 Andre Thornton
1973 - 1987
1B
24.1
 
25.5
-12.8
0.0
-11.4
19 Dan Driessen
1973 - 1987
1B
20.5
 
23.1
-11.7
0.0
-9.1
20 Bruce Bochte
1974 - 1986
1B
19.2
 
21.3
-9.6
0.0
-7.6
21 Pete O'Brien
1982 - 1993
1B
19.2
 
12.2
-1.8
0.0
-8.8
22 Leon Durham
1980 - 1989
1B
16.1
 
19.1
-8.7
0.0
-5.7
23 Bill Buckner
1969 - 1990
1B
14.7
 
12.1
-12.2
0.0
-14.8
24 Nate Colbert
1966 - 1976
1B
14.3
 
15.6
-7.5
0.0
-6.2
25 Willie Upshaw
1978 - 1988
1B
13.0
 
10.6
-4.1
0.0
-6.5
26 John Milner
1971 - 1982
1B
12.5
 
14.5
-8.0
0.0
-6.0
27 Sid Bream
1983 - 1994
1B
11.1
 
5.7
-0.3
0.0
-5.7
28 Greg Brock
1982 - 1991
1B
9.9
 
7.4
-2.9
0.0
-5.4
29 Bob Robertson
1967 - 1979
1B
9.5
 
8.5
-3.4
0.0
-4.3
30 Mike Jorgensen
1968 - 1985
1B
9.4
 
7.4
-4.4
0.0
-6.4
31 Mike Hegan
1964 - 1977
1B
8.4
 
6.8
-2.6
0.0
-4.2
32 Nick Esasky
1983 - 1990
1B
8.2
 
10.0
-5.3
0.0
-3.5
33 Tony Solaita
1968 - 1979
1B
8.1
 
6.2
-0.7
0.0
-2.6
34 Willie Aikens
1977 - 1985
1B
8.0
 
9.4
-5.9
0.0
-4.5
35 Mike Ivie
1971 - 1983
1B
7.2
 
8.0
-5.5
0.0
-4.7
36 Ron Jackson
1975 - 1984
1B
7.2
 
5.9
-1.6
0.0
-2.9
37 Dave Bergman
1975 - 1992
1B
6.9
 
5.8
-4.5
0.0
-5.6
38 Deron Johnson
1960 - 1976
1B
6.2
 
12.1
-15.1
0.0
-9.2
39 Lamar Johnson
1974 - 1982
1B
5.8
 
6.4
-6.1
0.0
-5.4
40 Greg Walker
1982 - 1990
1B
5.7
 
6.8
-5.6
0.0
-4.6
41 Dave Revering
1978 - 1982
1B
5.1
 
4.4
-2.3
0.0
-3.0
42 Ed Kranepool
1962 - 1979
1B
4.2
 
5.6
-11.0
0.0
-9.6
43 Craig Kusick
1973 - 1979
1B
3.9
 
2.9
-2.3
0.0
-3.3
44 Pat Tabler
1981 - 1992
1B
3.1
 
7.9
-10.9
0.0
-6.1
45 Jim Spencer
1968 - 1982
1B
2.7
 
3.1
-9.4
0.0
-9.0
46 Len Matuszek
1981 - 1987
1B
1.9
 
1.0
-0.7
0.0
-1.6
47 Willie Montanez
1966 - 1982
1B
1.6
 
6.8
-13.8
0.0
-8.6
48 Joe Lis
1970 - 1977
1B
1.3
 
2.1
-2.1
0.0
-1.3
49 Tim Corcoran
1977 - 1986
1B
1.1
 
0.7
-1.3
0.0
-1.7
50 Steve Balboni
1981 - 1993
1B
0.8
 
2.5
-7.8
0.0
-6.1
 
  Bill Buckner
1969 - 1990
1B
14.7
 
12.1
-12.2
0.0
-14.8
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