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?