Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Did you know?

Bucky Dent earned two World Series rings as a member of the New York Yankees in the late 1970s and was named World Series MVP in 1978. He is likely best remembered for his three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the 1978 AL East divisional playoff game, a long shot that earned him a profane-addition to his name in the minds and out of the mouths of Boston sports fans.

Did you know that Bucky Dent has not one but two direct connections to the game of softball?

Daughter Caitlin was a four-year starter for the North Carolina State Wolfpack, earning all-conference honors in 2013 and, emulating her father, hitting the eventual game-winning home run to clinch the 2013 ACC Championship over Florida State.

Dent’s son, Cody, a former Florida Gators baseball player and current Washington Nationals minor leaguer, is married to the former Ensley Gammel, a former Gators softball pitcher and outfielder. Gammel played for four years in Gainesville, beginning her career with a 10-0 record in the circle, only the second 
Gators softballer in history to start her career with a 
ten-game winning streak.

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