Jay Buhner Stats

Jay Buhner was born on Thursday, August 13, 1964, in Louisville, Kentucky. Buhner was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1987, with the New York Yankees. 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 Jay Buhner baseball stats page.

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"But one thing Lou ( Piniella ) did not have in '02 that he had had throughout his tenure was right fielder Jay Buhner, the best team leader the franchise ever had. Whereas Ken Griffey Jr. was the grace of the franchise from 1989 through 1998, Jay Buhner was the grunge during his fourteen seasons with the Mariners . The oft-injured Buhner retired at the end of the 2001 season, one small step from his ultimate goal - playing and winning a World Series. 'Bone,' as he was known, kept everyone in the clubhouse in line. You didn't mess with Lou or anyone, or you would hear it from Bone. He was big, bald, and powerful. He was also a clubhouse character, one time emerging from a shower in spring training wearing nothing but a smile and a bagel - in a certain area of his body. Jay took gruff from no one.. He spoke, and teammates listened." - Author Jim Street in Life from the Press Box (CreateSpace Publishing, 12/27/2012, Page 143)

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Jay "Bone" Buhner Autograph on a 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Card (#534)

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Birth Name:
Jay Campbell Buhner
Nickname:
Bone
Born On:
08-13-1964  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Louisville, Kentucky
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Clear Creek High School (League City, TX)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
222
First Game:
09-11-1987 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-07-2001
Draft:
1984 : 2nd Round (36th)

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Jay Buhner Pitching Stats

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Jay Buhner Hitting Stats

1987 23 Yankees 7 22 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 .227 .261 .318
1988 24 Yankees 25 69 8 13 0 0 3 1 13 3 0 25 0 1 3 1 .188 .250 .319
1988 24 Mariners 60 192 28 43 13 1 10 0 25 25 1 68 1 2 3 4 .224 .320 .458
1989 25 Mariners 58 204 27 56 15 1 9 0 33 19 0 55 0 1 2 0 .275 .341 .490
1990 26 Mariners 51 163 16 45 12 0 7 1 33 17 1 50 0 1 4 6 .276 .357 .479
1991 27 Mariners 137 406 64 99 14 4 27 0 77 53 5 117 2 4 6 10 .244 .337 .498
1992 28 Mariners 152 543 69 132 16 3 25 1 79 71 2 146 1 8 6 12 .243 .333 .422
1993 29 Mariners 158 563 91 153 28 3 27 1 98 100 11 144 2 8 2 12 .272 .379 .476
1994 30 Mariners 101 358 74 100 23 4 21 0 68 66 3 63 2 5 5 7 .279 .394 .542
1995 31 Mariners 126 470 86 123 23 0 40 2 121 60 7 120 2 6 1 15 .262 .343 .566
1996 32 Mariners 150 564 107 153 29 0 44 1 138 84 5 159 0 10 9 11 .271 .369 .557
1997 33 Mariners 157 540 104 131 18 2 40 0 109 119 3 175 0 1 5 23 .243 .383 .506
1998 34 Mariners 72 244 33 59 7 1 15 0 45 38 0 71 1 2 1 2 .242 .344 .463
1999 35 Mariners 87 266 37 59 11 0 14 1 38 69 0 100 0 3 5 6 .222 .388 .421
2000 36 Mariners 112 364 50 92 20 0 26 2 82 59 3 98 1 2 4 10 .253 .361 .522
2001 37 Mariners 19 45 4 10 2 0 2 0 5 8 0 9 0 0 0 3 .222 .340 .400
15 Years 1,472 5,013 798 1,273 233 19 310 10 965 792 41 1,406 12 54 56 123 .254 .359 .494

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Jay Buhner Fielding Stats

1987 Yankees CF 3 3 63 4 1.3 4 3 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1987 Yankees LF 2 2 48 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.81
1987 Yankees RF 2 2 54 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1988 Yankees CF 16 14 376 49 3.1 47 45 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.38
1988 Mariners CF 2 2 51 5 2.5 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
1988 Yankees LF 3 2 69 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.17
1988 Mariners LF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1988 Mariners RF 56 54 1,443 137 2.4 136 131 5 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.54
1988 Yankees RF 3 0 28 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.89
1989 Mariners CF 2 1 30 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1989 Mariners RF 56 56 1,438 114 2.0 110 104 6 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.07
1990 Mariners CF 1 1 24 3 3.0 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 2.25
1990 Mariners RF 39 34 912 55 1.4 54 53 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.60
1991 Mariners CF 3 0 24 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1991 Mariners RF 131 110 3,034 262 2.0 257 243 14 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.29
1992 Mariners CF 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1992 Mariners RF 150 149 3,976 328 2.2 326 312 14 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.21
1993 Mariners RF 148 146 3,862 281 1.9 275 266 9 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.92
1994 Mariners CF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1994 Mariners RF 95 94 2,466 190 2.0 188 177 11 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.06
1995 Mariners RF 120 120 3,138 187 1.6 185 180 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 1.59
1996 Mariners RF 142 142 3,691 264 1.9 261 251 10 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 1.91
1997 Mariners RF 154 153 3,978 300 1.9 299 294 5 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .997 2.03
1998 Mariners RF 70 70 1,718 134 1.9 132 127 5 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.07
1999 Mariners 1B 1 1 27 9 9.0 9 9 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1999 Mariners RF 85 83 2,082 135 1.6 134 127 7 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.74
2000 Mariners RF 104 101 2,409 180 1.7 180 176 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
2001 Mariners LF 10 9 186 13 1.3 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
2001 Mariners RF 2 1 33 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
RF Totals 1,357 1,315 34,262 2,575 1.9 2,545 2,449 96 30 27 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.01
CF Totals 30 22 601 68 2.3 65 61 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.92
LF Totals 16 14 330 22 1.4 22 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1B Totals 1 1 27 9 9.0 9 9 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
15 Years 1,404 1,352 35,220 2,674 1.9 2,641 2,541 100 33 29 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.02

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Jay Buhner Miscellaneous Stats

1987 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.7 22.0 - - -
1988 Yankees 0 0 .000 3 1 0 23.0 2.8 5.3 - - -
1988 Mariners 1 1 .500 1 0 0 19.2 2.8 7.7 - - -
1989 Mariners 1 4 .200 0 1 0 22.7 3.7 6.2 - - -
1990 Mariners 2 2 .500 3 1 10 23.3 3.3 4.9 - - -
1991 Mariners 0 1 .000 12 4 0 15.0 3.5 5.3 - - -
1992 Mariners 0 6 .000 3 0 0 21.7 3.7 6.9 - - -
1993 Mariners 2 5 .286 3 0 10 20.9 3.9 5.7 - - -
1994 Mariners 0 1 .000 3 0 4 17.0 5.7 5.3 - - -
1995 Mariners 0 1 .000 2 0 4 11.8 3.9 3.9 - - -
1996 Mariners 0 1 .000 0 0 8 12.8 3.5 4.1 - - -
1997 Mariners 0 0 .000 3 0 2 13.5 3.1 5.0 - - -
1998 Mariners 0 0 .000 1 0 1 16.3 3.4 5.4 - - -
1999 Mariners 0 0 .000 3 0 0 19.0 2.7 7.0 - - -
2000 Mariners 0 2 .000 10 0 1 14.0 3.7 4.4 - - -
2001 Mariners 0 0 .000 5 0 4 22.5 5.0 9.0 - - -
15 Years 6 24 .200 52 7 44 16.2 3.6 5.2 - - -

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Jay Buhner Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1987 New York Yankees 54 $62,500.00 - -
1988 New York Yankees 54 $67,000.00 - -
1988 Seattle Mariners 43 "     " - -
1989 Seattle Mariners 19 $80,000.00 - -
1990 Seattle Mariners 19 $180,000.00 - -
1991 Seattle Mariners 19 $247,500.00 - -
1992 Seattle Mariners 19 $1,445,000.00 - -
1993 Seattle Mariners 19 $2,772,500.00 - -
1994 Seattle Mariners 19 $4,350,000.00 - n/a
1995 Seattle Mariners 19 $4,066,666.00 - -
1996 Seattle Mariners 19 $5,641,667.00 Stats -
1997 Seattle Mariners 19 $4,827,962.00 - -
1998 Seattle Mariners 19 $5,367,702.00 - -
1999 Seattle Mariners 19 $4,816,804.00 - -
2000 Seattle Mariners 19 $1,450,000.00 - -
2001 Seattle Mariners 19 $1,850,000.00 - -
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On June 23, 1993 , Jay Buhner hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning off Kelly Downs . Three innings later, Buhner stroked a double to right field, also courtesy of Downs , and when Kelly was on the mound in the fifth, Buhner singled off him to left field - the A's called Storm Davis in from the bullpen. Needing "only" a triple to complete the cycle, Buhner struck out in the seventh and grounded out in the ninth, but luckily for him, the score was tied 7-7. Up next in the 11th inning, Buhner struck out. Up next in the 14th inning, Buhner hit a lead-off triple off Shawn Hillegas , completing the cycle and later scoring the winning run on a walk-off wild pitch!

The cycle hit by Jay Buhner was the first ever by a Seattle Mariners . The home run Buhner hit during his cycle was a grand slam, only the fourth instance in American League history where a player completed a cycle with a grand slam , joining Nap Lajoie (July 30, 1901), Tony Lazzeri ( June 3, 1932 ) and Jimmie Foxx ( August 14, 1933 ).

Jay Buhner Cycle
Jay Buhner Cycle | The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC) | June 24, 1993 | Page 14
In 2004, Jay Buhner was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame ( link ), joining Alvin Davis (Class of 1997) and (announcer) Dave Niehaus (Class of 2000). Buhner's Bio:

Former outfielder Jay Buhner was a force on the field, a leader in the clubhouse and a leader in the community. He was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on August 24, 2004. Buhner, who came to the Mariners in a 1988 trade with the New York Yankees , played 14 seasons in a Seattle Mariners uniform. He belted 310 home runs with 965 RBI during his Major League career. From 1996-1998, he became just the 10th player to hit 40 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons. Jay ranks among the Mariners career leaders in games (1440; 3rd), at bats (4,922; 3rd), runs (790; 3rd), hits (1,255; 3rd), doubles (231; 3rd), triples (19; tied for 7th), home runs (307; 2nd), RBI (951; 3rd), total bases (2,445; 3rd), extra-base hits (557; 3rd), slugging percentage (.497, 5th) and walks (788; 2nd).

Off the field, Buhner was the inspiration for the unique "Buhner Buzz Nights" that took place each season from 1994-2001. Thousands of fans lined up hours before the games to have their heads shaved and receive free admission to salute Jay, and on several nights received "Bald is Buhnerful" t-shirts. In 1997, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presented Jay with the Breath of Life Award for his outstanding commitment to Cystic Fibrosis.

Did you know that Jay Buhner was the first player in baseball history to finish his career with more than three-hundred home runs (310 HR), but less than one-thousand runs batted in (965 RBI)? Since Buhner, Jeromy Burnitz (315 HR / 981 RBI), Reggie Sanders (305 HR / 983 RBI), Richie Sexson (306 HR / 943 RBI) and Troy Glaus (320 HR / 950 RBI) have ended their careers in the same "Why can't there be more men on base club?" There is currently only one active player in this unique club, do you know who it is? [ Answer ]

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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