Jody Buckner is popularly known as the wife of the late American professional baseball player, Bill Buckner. He was best known for being the first baseman and left fielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams from 1969-1990. Further, he had gained his first National League (NL) batting title with a .324 mark in 1980.
However, the husband of Jody passed away on 27 May 2019 at the age of 69 at his Bosie, Idaho based home. He was battling through a disease called Lewy body dementia. After his death, his funeral service held at Calvary Chapel in Boise, Idaho. Let us scroll over to find out more about Jody’s Personal life, relationships with Bill, and net worth.
Jody Buckner: Bio, Family, Career
Very little information known on her personal details or early years. She gained fame only after her marriage to the late professional baseball player Bill Buckner. According to sources, she grew up in Westbury but didn’t reveal information on her parents or siblings. Whereas her husband was born on 14 December 1949 in Vallejo, California.
From a young age, he began his baseball playing career and also played football with his high school and college teams. In 1968, Los Angeles Dodgers selected him in the second round of the 1968 Major League Baseball draft. He later assigned with the Ogden Dodgers at the age of 17, in the Rookie Pioneer League in the same year. Throughout his playing career, he had played with the teams like Chicago Cubs(1977-1984), Boston Red Sox(1984-1987), California Angels(1987–1988), Kansas City Royals(1988–1989), and Second Red Sox stint(1990).
Jody Buckner: Personal Life & Husband
As mentioned earlier, she is the wife of late athlete Bill Buckner but had to separate because of Bill’s death. The couple tied a knot in the year 1980 in a close ceremony attended by their friends and families. However, there isn’t exact information on their first meeting or marriage date. According to reports, they were together for almost four decades.
Together, the couple had welcomed three children. They are two daughters: Brittany and Christen and son Bobby. Further, her son walked in his father’s step and became a member of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders baseball team. But his current whereabouts are hidden from the media. Additionally, through the years, Jody has been very protective and supportive of her husband. She confirmed the death of her husband on 27 May 2019 who died after battling from a disease called Lewy Body Dementia.
Jody Buckner: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about her earning, well, the lady has almost hidden her professional and personal life away from the media. On the other hand, her husband Bill had a net worth estimated at around $8 million at the time of his demise. Therefore, it is believed that he has left his earning to his wife and children. However, she must have a net worth estimated at above $500 thousand making from her identified works and business.
It seems that the celebrity wife prefers to keep her personal life or daily activities away from the media. Therefore, the beautiful lady is not active on different social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. However, she was spotted occasionally with her late husband before his demise accompanying him to events and programs.
Jody Buckner: Body Measurements
The celebrity wife has a slim and fit body that stands to a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 58 kg. Other than this, there is no information on her body measurements of chest, waist, or hips. She has brown eyes color with blonde hair color.