Billy Buck

They simply don't make ballplayers like Bill Buckner anymore. The times have changed. The game has changed. And, to be honest, our dreams have changed too. It just ain't enough to never strike out. That was Billy Buck's superpower: He almost never struck out. He did not develop his powers through radioactive spiders or the strength of earth's yellow sun. He did it through sheer stubbornness. Nine times in his career, Bill Buckner finished first or second in the league for fewest strikeouts per at-bat. You might GET him out. You would not STRIKE him out.

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