Buddin, the regular Red Sox shortstop in 1956 and 1958-61, was often the target of Fenway Park fans because of his erratic fielding. He led AL shortstops in errors in ’58 and ’59. Only a fair hitter, he had 12 homers in ’59 and a career-high BA of .263 in 1961, the season before the Sox traded him to Houston for Eddie Bressoud.
Buechele became the Rangers’ third baseman when Buddy Bell was traded to Cincinnati in mid-1985. A competent fielder and a righthanded hitter with some power, his failure to hit righthanded pitchers made him one of the players most pinch-hit-for in 1987. He roomed with quarterback John Elway at Stanford.