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Encyclopedia > Bucky Dent
Bucky Dent
Shortstop
Born: November 25, 1951 (1951-11-25) (age 55)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 1, 1973
for the Chicago White Sox
Final game
September 11, 1984
for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average     .247
Hits     1114
RBI     423
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Bucky Dent (born November 25, 1951), born Russell Earl O'Dey, is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. He earned two World Series rings as the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees in 1977 and 1978, and was voted the World Series MVP in 1978. Dent is most famous for his home run in a tie-breaker game against the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 1978 season. Boston had led the American League East Division by as much 10 games (July 6th) that season and lead the New York Yankees by as much as 14 games (July 19th). Image File history File linksMetadata Iedent. ... The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Early career

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Dent grew up in Sylvania, Georgia and Hialeah, Florida, graduating from Hialeah High School. Dent was the sixth pick in the 1970 major league draft. By the age of 21, he was playing shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. He wore uniform number 30 on the White Sox. The pressure of succeeding future Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio at the position was problematic, however, and in 1977 the White Sox traded him to the Yankees for slugger Oscar Gamble, future Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt, a minor leaguer and $200,000. The Yankees gave him uniform number 20. Coordinates: , County Chatham Government  - Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area  - City 202. ... Sylvania is a city located in Screven County, Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Hialeah High School is a secondary school located at 251 E 47th Street in Hialeah, Florida; its current principal is Mr. ... A (sports) draft is a process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel (born April 29, 1934 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former shortstop in professional baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ... Born Oscar Charles Gamble, he played in Major League Baseball for 17 seasons, from 1969 to 1985, on 7 different teams: the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees on two separate occasions, as well as the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, and Texas Ranger, . ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... LaMarr Hoyt (b. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


1978

Though Dent was not known as a home-run hitter — he hit a grand total of 40 in 12 years in the major leagues — his place in the annals of baseball has been secured by his three-run homer that gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the 1978 AL East division playoff game with their archrivals, the Red Sox. With a fierce wind blowing out to left field, Dent connected with a badly hanging breaking ball thrown by Mike Torrez (who had pitched for the Yankees only the previous season), and hit a fly ball to left that would just clear Fenway Park's Green Monster (310 feet from home plate), giving the Yankees a one-run lead. The Yankees went on to win the game 5-4 and the division title, thus upholding the Sox's so-called Curse of the Bambino. Since the event, Red Sox fans have held a great deal of animosity toward Dent, and gave Dent a profane nickname, Bucky Fucking Dent, usually printed for public consumption as "Bucky (Bleeping) Dent" or reduced to a middle initial as Bucky "F." Dent. (Aaron Boone would receive a similar nickname after his walk-off home run defeated the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS.) Michael Augistine Torrez (born August 28, 1946 Topeka, KS - ) was a pitcher with a 18 year career from 1967 to 1984. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... The Green Monster in 2004, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating For other uses, see Green Monster (disambiguation) The Green Monster is the nickname of the 37 foot, two inch (11. ... Babe Ruth -- The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a major league third baseman who plays for the Florida Marlins. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ...


This moment led to a strip in the popular comic strip Get Fuzzy, where Rob, a die-hard Red Sox fan, freaked out after his cat, Bucky Katt, scratched up his guitar and said "Now the guitar has a Bucky Dent". Rob told Bucky to never use those words in the house ever again, to which Bucky repeatedly yelled "BUCKY DENT!" Get Fuzzy is an American daily comic strip written and drawn by Darby Conley. ... Bucky Katt Bucky B. Katt is a fictional character in cartoonist Darby Conleys comic strip Get Fuzzy. ...


In the film Fever Pitch, Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) and his friends attempt to explain the Curse of the Bambino to his new girlfriend, Lindsay Meeks (Drew Barrymore), but rather than explain the Dent homer, he can only say, pausing so he doesn't use profanity in front of her, "Bucky... Frigging Dent!" Fever Pitch, which was released as The Perfect Catch outside of the United States and Canada, is a Farrelly Brothers comedy film. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ...


1979-1984

A three-time All-Star, Dent would remain the Yankees' shortstop until 1982, when he was traded to the Texas Rangers for outfielder Lee Mazzilli. On the Rangers, his uniform number was 7. Dent would return to the Yankees briefly in 1984 (but never play a game) before finishing his career that season with the Kansas City Royals, wearing uniform number 21. He retired, having spent his full 12-year playing career in the American League, with a .247 batting average and 423 RBI. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


Post-career activities

After retiring as a player, Dent managed in the Yankees' minor-league system, notably with the Columbus Clippers. He served the Yankees as manager of the big-league club for portions of two seasons, compiling an 18-22 record in 1989 and an 18-31 record in 1990. In 1992 George Steinbrenner called upon Dent to help train Derek Jeter, the Yankees' first-round pick that year. Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League West Division Major League affiliation Washington Nationals (2007-Present) New York Yankees (1979-2006) Pittsburgh Pirates (1977-1978) Current uniform Name Columbus Clippers (1977-Present) Ballpark Cooper Stadium (1977-Present)(formerly known as Franklin County Stadium from 1977-1984... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Jim Palmer, a three-time American League Cy Young Award winner, and Joe Morgan, a two-time National League MVP, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first years of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio), often known as The Boss, is an American businessman and the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ...


Most recently, Dent threw out the first pitch to Yankees great Yogi Berra in the seventh and final game of the 2004 American League Championship Series. Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ...


In November 2005, Dent became the bench coach for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cincinnati Reds released Dent on July 3, 2007 a few days after releasing manager Jerry Narron, at the time the Reds had the worst record in the major league. Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark...


Bucky Boy also runs a baseball school in Florida (Bucky Dent's Baseball School) that teaches young children baseball fundamentals.


Non-baseball work

In 1979 Dent took advantage of his name (and fame) by posing for a pin-up poster. That year he also appeared in the TV movie Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, portraying a Cowboys wide receiver who was the love interest of Jane Seymour's character. He appeared, wearing a swimsuit, in the September 1983 issue of Playgirl magazine. Dent once acted in a commercial for Michelob Light-brand beer with another former baseball player, Marv Throneberry. The DCC on board the USS Harry S Truman on December 16, 2000 The DCC visit U.S. sailors on board the USS Nimitz on June 19, 2003 The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC), a National Football League cheerleading squad from Texas, are one of the most famous cheerleading organizations in... Jane Seymour (1507/1508 – 24 October 1537) was the third wife of Henry VIII. She died of post-natal complications following the birth of her only son, Edward VI. She was also King Henry VIIIs sixth cousin twice removed. ... Playgirl is a monthly erotic lifestyle magazine published in the United States that features seminude or fully nude men. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Leffe, a Belgian beer, served in branded glasses Schlenkerla Rauchbier straight from the cask Beer is the worlds oldest[1] and most popular[2] alcoholic beverage. ... Marvin Eugene Throneberry (September 2, 1933 - June 23, 1994) was an American Major League Baseball player, best remembered as the starting first baseman for the 1962 New York Mets; a team which set the modern record for most losses in a season with 120 and is regarded by baseball historians...


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • [1] - His page on reds.com
  • Baseball Library - biography
  • Bucky Dent's Baseball School
  • Bucky Dent's Home Run - an essay on the Baseball Library site
  • Baseball Almanac
  • The Sporting News' Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments: Over The Green Monster
Preceded by
Reggie Jackson
World Series MVP
1978
Succeeded by
Willie Stargell
Preceded by
Reggie Jackson
Babe Ruth Award
1978
Succeeded by
Willie Stargell
Preceded by
Dallas Green
New York Yankees Manager
1989-1990
Succeeded by
Stump Merrill

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Get Fuzzy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3402 words)
Bucky is frequently depicted as possessing an abundance of disagreeable feline traits, such as antisocial tendencies, delight in random destruction and violence, hostility, and self-centeredness.
One memorably misguided attempt involved Bucky throwing a baseball at a ferret he took to be Fungo; the ball struck Fungo's mother and knocked her down a laundry chute.
Bucky may mistake the mustelid for some sort of rodent, or the enmity may be as inexplicable as his desire to consume a monkey.
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