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Bucky DentTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1984 MLB Years: 1973-1984
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Drafted
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-1396, 3B-3, 2B-3, DH-1Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRussell Earl (Dent) O'Dey
Height5-11Weight181BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 25,1951 [66.299]PlaceSavannah,Georgia
High SchoolHialeah (Hialeah,FL)
CollegeMiami-Dade College (Homestead,FL)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 9th round (212th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutJune 1,1973 [21.189]
OrganizationsCHA [7] NYA [7] TEX [2] KCA [1] Awards2Awards Voting1-3
TBC Player ID10678Retrosheet IDdentb001MLBAM ID113275
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (SS) in 1974
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power32Contact88XBH34RBIs44Runs41Hitting49Durability53Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970GCL White SoxGCLRk-182277182721013000000000.351.351.403.75431377.351.052.052.3380.000.000.000.000.0011.11
1970AppletonMidwA-1839163234242312000000000.258.258.362.620599163.244.104.104.2750.000.000.001.8454.3321.43
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         61240416963325000000000.288.288.375.6639012240.278.087.088.2950.000.000.001.2580.0017.39
1971AppletonMidwA-19832943468160129000000000.231.231.296.5278717294.229.065.065.2380.000.000.000.34294.0025.00
1972KnoxvilleSouAA-2012545358134106656000000000.296.296.384.68017422453.286.088.088.3080.000.000.001.3275.5016.42
1973IowaAmerAAA-219535658105103338000000000.295.295.365.66013016356.289.070.070.2980.000.000.000.84118.6715.24
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30ss214011717292001023101812201.248.308.265.573312132.287.017.094.2707.5813.641.800.000.006.90
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30ss2215449655136153545342848323209.274.316.347.66317223552.294.073.127.3075.078.701.710.9199.2016.91
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30ss23157602521592943582436480159316.264.301.341.64220536662.279.077.133.2935.447.251.330.45200.6722.64
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30ss24158562441381842523543452172310.246.300.302.60217024626.263.056.130.2826.877.191.050.32281.0017.39
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya20ss2515847754118184849113928114909.247.300.352.65216830540.244.105.187.2937.225.190.721.4859.6325.42
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya20ss261233794092111540312324265110.243.286.317.60312017415.245.074.140.2765.545.781.041.2075.8018.48
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya20ss271414314799142232003730113815.230.287.285.57212318490.238.055.142.2637.556.120.810.41215.5018.18
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya20ss281414895712826255203483729516.262.327.354.68117333553.272.092.184.3118.686.690.770.9097.8025.78
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya20ss2973227205411072701191728201.238.300.379.6798618258.229.141.220.3127.366.590.892.7132.4333.33
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya20ss3059160112711090081104107.169.207.188.395302173.180.019.069.1854.626.361.380.000.007.41
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex7ss304614616329011400131003202.219.280.301.5814410164.226.082.171.2667.936.100.770.61146.0031.25
1982Totals for AL-AL         105306275910112300212107309.193.242.242.4847412337.202.049.118.2246.236.231.000.30306.0020.34
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex7ss31131417369915223437233117203.237.278.297.57512419450.251.060.106.2635.116.891.350.44208.5019.19
1984Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-ss3217604151015001612200.250.266.317.58319266.255.067.083.2611.529.096.001.5260.0013.33
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21ss32119230001001200000.333.400.333.7333010.429.000.111.34310.0020.002.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter139245124511114169234042317293283491512149979.247.297.321.61814492325025.257.074.144.0006.536.951.060.80112.8020.83
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3811403195391431214153001612200.279.279.356.635500691409.272.077.078.0000.070.436.000.99100.2117.65
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11241662120113443001612200.288.290.358.64814918422.284.070.072.0000.241.426.000.95104.0015.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12545358134106656000000000.296.296.384.68017422453.286.088.088.0000.000.000.001.3275.5016.42
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12245757110202441000000000.241.241.319.56014626457.234.078.079.0000.000.000.000.88114.2523.64
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2277182721013000000000.351.351.403.75431377.351.052.052.0000.000.000.000.000.0011.11
New York Yankees Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter69521632295188110272094617414785430338.239.295.324.6197001182429.243.085.164.0007.166.050.841.1180.1122.78
Chicago White Sox Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter5091777168462641110165101611715965715636.260.305.325.630578851972.278.065.128.0005.938.061.360.51177.7018.40
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17756352131242348373641110405.233.278.298.57616829614.245.065.123.0005.866.681.140.49187.6722.14
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter119230001001200000.333.400.333.7333010.429.000.111.00010.0020.002.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16252552130203549233841214619.247.297.321.61816927585.257.074.144.0006.536.951.060.80112.8020.83
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259783166185665000301100.279.279.356.63521329599.272.077.078.0000.070.436.000.99100.2117.65

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21SS36-29551132722190183.9635.080.62-----4090.022.2
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha212B3-842-1661.0002.000.75-----407.51.9
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha213B1-2-------------402.50.6
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22SS154--25149922108772750.9724.87------154100.096.3
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23SS157--27954316105838822.9815.24------157100.097.5
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24SS158--2794681896765747.9764.73------158100.098.1
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya25SS158--2504341890702684.9744.33------158100.097.5
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya26SS123--1783411057529519.9814.22------123100.075.5
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya27SS141--21951217107748731.9775.18------141100.088.1
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya28SS141--2244891377726713.9825.06------141100.087.0
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya29SS73--1042171049331321.9704.40------73100.068.2
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya30SS58--741771027261251.9624.33------5998.335.8
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex30SS45--55146430205201.9804.47------4697.827.8
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex31SS129--1503691171530519.9794.02------13198.579.6
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex31DH1---------------1310.80.6
1984Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya32SS14--23503107673.9615.21------1782.410.1
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32SS9--25--771.0000.78------1181.85.6
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca323B2--21--331.0001.50------1118.21.2
MLB Totals for SS - 12 season(s)-   SS1382-2952116433215683966046448.9764.6721.86-----13820.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B3-221--331.0001.001.50-----30.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B3-842-1661.0002.000.75-----30.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS14--23503107673.9615.21------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21---3361-----
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22----154------
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23----157------
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24----158------
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya25----158------
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya26----123------
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya27----141------
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya28----141------
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya29----73------
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya30----58------
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex30----45------
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex31----129-----1
1984Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya32----14------
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32----92-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB25514131002001000000.214.267.286.5534115.214.072.1436.670.000.000.000.0033.33
1977New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB25619050002002100000.263.333.263.5965021.278.000.1059.524.760.500.000.000.00
1978New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB26415030004000000000.200.200.200.4003015.200.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1978New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB266243101007001200000.417.440.458.89811125.455.041.0834.008.002.000.000.0010.00
1980New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB28311020000000100000.182.182.182.3642011.200.000.0000.009.090.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs1240181006001100000.200.220.225.4459141.205.025.0502.442.441.000.000.0012.50
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs12433151009003300000.349.391.372.76316146.375.023.0936.526.521.000.000.006.67

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1985Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+Minornya33Manager1407763.550--1 Lost in Finals
1985Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+Minorkca33Manager1398257.590--1 League Champions
1986Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+Minorkca34Manager1355085.37037.54 
1987Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya35Manager1407763.5504.02 League Champions
1988Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya36Manager1426577.45812.53 
1989New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya37Manager1617487.46014.55 
1989Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya37Manager1467769.5274.02 
1990New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya38Manager1626795.41421.07 
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln39Third Base Coach1628478.51914.02Joe Torre
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln40Third Base Coach1628379.51213.03Joe Torre
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln41Third Base Coach1628775.53710.03Joe Torre
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln42Third Base Coach1145361.46513.04Joe Torre
1995Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex43Bench Coach1447470.5144.53Johnny Oates
1996Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex44Bench Coach1629072.556--1Johnny OatesLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
1997Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex45Bench Coach1627785.47513.03Johnny Oates
1998Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex46Bench Coach1628874.543--1Johnny OatesLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
1999Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex47Bench Coach1629567.586--1Johnny OatesLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2000Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex48Bench Coach1627191.43820.54Johnny Oates
2001Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex49Bench Coach1627389.45143.04Johnny Oates,Jerry Narron
2002Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAMinorkca50Manager1447668.5282.02 
2003Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya51Manager1447668.5283.52 
2004Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya52Manager1448064.556--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2005Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya53Manager1447767.53512.03 
2006Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin54Bench Coach1628082.4943.53Jerry Narron
2007Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin55Bench Coach1627290.44413.05Jerry Narron,Pete Mackanin
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1972Southern League Best Hustler1
1978World Series MVP1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1984-10-10Released by Royals. 
1984-08-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1984-07-09Released by Yankees. 
1984-06-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1984-04-02Released by Rangers. 
1982-08-08TradeTraded by Yankees to Rangers for Lee Mazzilli. 
1977-04-05TradeTraded by White Sox to Yankees for Bob Polinsky, LaMarr Hoyt, Oscar Gamble and Cash. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.