Baseball Great Bill Buckner Dies At Age 69, Compiled 2,715 Hits Over His 22-Year Career
By Fox News // May 27, 2019
suffered from Lewy Body Dementia
(FOX NEWS) – Bill Buckner, a baseball stalwart who compiled 2,715 hits for five different teams over a 22-year career, died Monday. He was 69.
In a statement to ESPN, Buckner’s widow, Jody, said that her husband had suffered from Lewy Body Dementia.
“Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life,” Jody Buckner said. “Our hearts are broken but we are at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
A Bay Area native, Bucker broke into the big leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he played the first eight years of his career. Dealt to the Chicago Cubs prior to the 1977 season, Buckner spent his most productive seasons on the North Side of Chicago. He was an All-Star in 1981 and finished in the top 20 of MVP voting four times — in 1978, 1980, 1981 and 1982.
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