Buddy Biancalana Stats

Buddy Biancalana was born on Tuesday, February 2, 1960, in Larkspur, California. Biancalana was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 12, 1982, with the Kansas City Royals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Buddy Biancalana baseball stats page.

"I probably understand more about what it takes to hit because I wasn't very good at it." - Buddy Biancalana in Crowning the Kansas City Royals: Remembering the 1985 World Series Champs (Jeffrey Spivak, Sports Publishing LLC, March 1, 2005, Page 166)
Buddy Biancalana

Buddy Biancalana Autograph on a 1986 Topps Baseball Card (#99 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1986top07' title='1986 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Buddy Biancalana Autograph on a 1986 Topps Baseball Card (#99 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Roland Americo Biancalana ( Twitter : @BBiancalana )
Nickname:
Buddy
Born On:
02-02-1960  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Larkspur, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Redwood High School (Greenbrae, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
09-12-1982 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-04-1987
Draft:
1978 : 1st Round (25th)
Buddy Biancalana

Buddy Biancalana Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Buddy Biancalana

Buddy Biancalana Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1982 22 Royals 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .667 1.500
1983 23 Royals 6 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1984 24 Royals 66 134 18 26 6 1 2 0 9 6 0 44 5 0 0 2 .194 .229 .299
1985 25 Royals 81 138 21 26 5 1 1 0 6 17 0 34 5 0 0 1 .188 .277 .261
1986 26 Royals 100 190 24 46 4 4 2 0 8 15 0 50 4 0 0 3 .242 .298 .337
1987 27 Royals 37 47 4 10 1 0 1 0 7 1 0 10 1 0 0 1 .213 .229 .298
1987 27 Astros 18 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 .042 .080 .042
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
6 Years 311 550 70 113 16 7 6 0 30 41 0 157 15 0 0 8 .205 .261 .293
Buddy Biancalana

Buddy Biancalana Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1982 Royals SS 3 1 33 10 3.3 10 2 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.18
1983 Royals SS 6 5 129 35 5.8 32 11 21 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .914 6.70
1984 Royals 2B 29 16 480 85 2.9 84 34 50 1 15 n/a n/a n/a .988 4.73
1984 Royals SS 33 26 694 129 3.9 122 28 94 7 13 n/a n/a n/a .946 4.75
1985 Royals 2B 4 0 18 4 1.0 4 3 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1985 Royals SS 74 48 1,355 258 3.5 248 80 168 10 31 n/a n/a n/a .961 4.94
1986 Royals 2B 12 3 114 19 1.6 19 6 13 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1986 Royals SS 89 64 1,700 295 3.3 279 102 177 16 40 n/a n/a n/a .946 4.43
1987 Royals 2B 12 5 185 27 2.3 27 9 18 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.94
1987 Royals SS 22 7 236 44 2.0 39 12 27 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .886 4.46
1987 Astros 2B 3 0 15 3 1.0 3 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1987 Astros SS 16 6 179 27 1.7 24 8 16 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 3.62
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 243 157 4,326 798 3.3 754 243 511 44 94 n/a n/a n/a .945 4.71
2B Totals 60 24 812 138 2.3 137 53 84 1 24 n/a n/a n/a .993 4.56
6 Years 303 181 5,138 936 3.1 891 296 595 45 118 n/a n/a n/a .952 4.68
Buddy Biancalana

Buddy Biancalana Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1982 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1983 Royals 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 0.0 - - -
1984 Royals 1 2 .333 2 9 1 67.0 3.0 14.9 - - -
1985 Royals 1 4 .200 0 9 2 138.0 4.1 23.0 - - -
1986 Royals 5 1 .833 0 8 0 95.0 3.8 23.8 - - -
1987 Royals 0 0 .000 2 3 1 47.0 4.7 6.7 - - -
1987 Astros 0 0 .000 1 3 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
6 Years 8 7 .533 5 32 4 91.7 3.5 18.3 - - -
Buddy Biancalana

Buddy Biancalana Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Roland Americo Biancalana was a Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals Houston Astros (1987). Buddy, his nickname, was taken in the first round of the 1978 Baseball Draft , with the 25th pick, the first player ever drafted out of Redwood High School (Greenbrae, California)!

The Buddy Biancalana Hit Counter
Buddy Biancalana Hit Counter | Late Night with David Letterman | Pete Rose
Buddy Biancalana hit .278 in the 1985 World Series , with an on-base percentage of .435. He started all 7 games in the Fall Classic , and all 7 games of the League Championship Series , playing error-free defense in every single game. Buddy, however, was not the starting shortstop during the regular season (74 games at short / 48 starts). That role belonged to Onix Concepcion (128 games at short / 109 starts) who was benched by Royals' skipper (1981-1986) Dick Howser . A moment in baseball history that did not go unnoticed:

David Letterman (Late Night, 11/06/1985) said, "Even though my next guest only batted .188 with six RBIs in the regular season, he is now one of the hottest names in baseball, he has been called the ultimate underdog, and with some very impressive performances on the field, he helped take the Kansas City Royals to the playoffs and into the World Series and a championship there. Please welcome my kind of ballplayer, shortstop Buddy Biancalana."


Buddy Biancalana | Late Night with David Letterman | NBC Studios

In 1986, Buddy Biancalana discussed in a press conference, at length, what the off-season attention was like, and what he planning to do. "It's been flattering. It's an advantage to be recognized out in public. Sometimes it can be an aggravation. There are certain places I'll avoid going to at certain times of the day. But I try to accommodate everyone. I certainly don't want to come off being a bad guy. Being recognized wherever I go around Kansas City is a drastic change for me. I think that would be a big change for any person, have people watching you all the time. I have very little privacy now. That's the biggest change that really sticks out in my mind. The way people react to me has really been something. People really appreciate what I did, what the Royals did for Kansas City. It's a good feeling. It's flattering, especially to a player with my accomplishments, which aren't that great to this point. I didn't have a great season. But I did have a good World Series. I know I'm not going to slack off. And I've talked to some of the other players. They all plan to work hard. Winning was so much fun. We know the quality of the team we have, with our good young pitching staff we should be strong for a few years. We have to work hard, take it one day at a time. We can't go out, and expect that just because we're World Champions, we're going to win it. That just doesn't happen. It's not that easy. We caught a lot of breaks last season. It wasn't easy. I know a lot more people are going to be watching. There will be added pressure. But pressure's never bothered me. I think I showed that during the Series. I'm as far away from being a superstar as any player in the big leagues. I have a lot to prove yet."

Last-Modified: February 5, 2019 4:07 AM EST

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