Cardinals utility man Buchek pinch ran three times in the 1964 World Series, scoring a run in Game One as St. Louis’s three-run ninth inning put the game out of the Yankees’ reach. He also singled in his only WS at-bat. When Julian Javier was out with a broken finger in 1965, he filled in and hit a career-high .247. Traded to the Mets for 1967, Buchek saw his most action, playing in 124 games and hitting 14 HR, but he struck out 101 times in 411 at-bats. In 1968 he was moved from second base to third base, hitting only .182 in limited duty.