Names I Can’t Believe Aren’t Famous – Buddy Biancalana

9 Nov

1986 Topps - Buddy Biancalana

1986 Topps – Buddy Biancalana

As it turns out, the name Buddy Biancalana actually was famous – albeit for only a short time in the mid-1980’s, and mostly because David Letterman made fun of him for being bad at hitting a baseball.  That said, he also ended up finishing second in World Series MVP voting as his Kansas City Royals won the championship in 1985.  That was not as a joke – that was mostly because of his .435 OBP in the seven game series.

If you don’t remember when Buddy Biancalana was famous, you’re certainly not alone.  I just thought he had a funny-sounding name, which is why I started this post.  If you want to have a full grasp of Biancalanamania, read this article from People Magazine, originally published on November 25, 1985.  That was 28 years ago, if you don’t already feel old. 

Also – White Wool?  Is that really what it means?

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2 Responses to “Names I Can’t Believe Aren’t Famous – Buddy Biancalana”

  1. derek mckim November 10, 2013 at 4:20 AM #

    I remember Buddy Biancalana and his 15 minutes of fame. I also do remember that someone came up with a Tinkers to Evers to Chance with KC Royals…Brett to Biancalana to Balboni (if I remember right),

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