New York Yankees, MLB
- 2× World Series champion with the Yankees (1977, 1978)
- World Series MVP (1978)
- 3× All-Star (1975, 1980, 1981)
- Babe Ruth Award winner (1978)
- Managed the Yankees for 2 seasons (1989 and 1990)
Bucky Dent is a former MLB 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. Bucky is most famous for his home run in a 1978 AL East division playoff game against the Boston Red Sox. It was notable because he was not known as a power hitter, having hit just 40 home runs in 12 years in the major leagues, and occupying the ninth spot in the batting order. The Yankees went on to win the game 5-4, securing the division title in the process. Bucky batted .417 in the 1978 World Series, earning Series Most Valuable Player honors as the Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, four games to two. Bucky became a World Series Champ that year with fellow Yankees Thurman Munson, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph and Reggie Jackson. A three-time All-Star, Bucky remained the Yankees' shortstop until 1982 when he was traded to the Texas Rangers. He returned to the Yankees briefly in 1984 before finishing his career that season with the Kansas City Royals. Bucky retired having spent his full 12-year playing career in the American League, with a .247 batting average and 423 RBI. After retiring as a player, Bucky 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 2002, Bucky served as the manager for the Omaha Royals, the Triple A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, and was the bench coach of the Cincinnati Reds from 2005-2007.
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- Chicago White Sox (1973–1976)
- New York Yankees (1977–1982)
- Texas Rangers (1982–1983)
- Kansas City Royals (1984)