Bucky Dent

Birthdate 12/25/1951
Death Date
Debut Year 1973
Year of Induction
Teams Rangers, Royals, White Sox, Yankees
Positions Manager, Shortstop

Known for his dramatic 1978 homer in Boston, Bucky Dent was a three-time All Star and World Series MVP with more than 1,000 career hits.

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Official document that calls up Bucky Dent for his MLB debut

Official document that calls up Bucky Dent for his MLB debut

This is the Uniform Agreement that called up Bucky Dent for his Major League debut with the Chicago White Sox on June 1, 1973. The Sox paid the Iowa minor league affiliate $20 for Dent’s services. The shortstop played four years in Chicago and made the first of his three All Star appearances w
Payroll check for the 1978 post season

Payroll check for the 1978 post season

While playing for the Yankees in the 1978 one-game playoff in Boston, Bucky Dent hit a three-run homer to help life New York to an eventual World Series championship. Batting last in the order that game, Dent was perhaps the last man the Red Sox thought would hit a long ball. Indeed in over 5,000 career regular-season Major League plate
Bucky has signed his legal name,

Bucky has signed his legal name, "Russell E. Dent" on the reverse

One can picture a smiling Bucky Dent reflecting on the just-completed post season as he endorsed the back of the check. His legal name, “Russel E. Dent” is a fine example of Dent’s autograph at the pinnacle of his career. Dent finished his 12-year MLB career with three All Star app

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