Jody Buckner Biography – Jody Buckner Wiki
Jody Buckner was the wife of former Major League Baseball great Bill Buckner.
After Bill Buckner’s error in the 1986 World Series, his wife, Jody, said the family moved to escape the critics. According to the Society for American Baseball Research, in the summer of 1993, “Bill and his wife moved their three children, daughters Brittany and Christen and a son, Bobby, to a ranch in Meridian, Idaho. Buckner’s wife, Jody, described one of the primary benefits of the location, pointing out that Meridian ‘isn’t a sports town. Nobody in this town would talk about Willie in a derogatory way.”
Jody Buckner Children
Jody Buckner and Bill Buckner are the parents of three children, two daughters named Brittany Buckner and Christen Buckner, and a son named Bobby Buckner.
Bobby followed in his dad’s footsteps. He was a member of the Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team.
Bill Buckner Death
Buckner died on May 27, 2019. He was 69. Jody confirmed her husband’s death in a statement: “After battling the disease of Lewy Body Dementia, Bill Buckner passed away early the morning of May 27th surrounded by his family. Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life. Our hearts are broken but we are at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
The Dodgers tweeted “The Dodgers are saddened to hear about the passing of Bill Buckner, who died this morning after battling a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Buckner family.”
The Dodgers are saddened to hear about the passing of Bill Buckner, who died this morning after battling a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Buckner family. pic.twitter.com/yVEoEXfXx5
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 27, 2019
Cubs executive chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Bill Buckner, a great ballplayer and beloved member of the Cubs family after his playing days, Bill served as a valued member of our player development staff and was a fan favorite during his appearances at our Cubs conventions.”
Bill Buckner Cause of Death
Buckner died following a battle with Lewy Body Dementia.