Travs announce Bill Buckner as speaker for Texas League All-Star gala

The Arkansas Travelers announced Thursday that former Major Leaguer Bill Buckner will be the guest speaker at the Texas League All-Star gala Monday, June 23 at the Little Rock Double Tree Hotel.
Buckner played for 22 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels and Kansas City Royals. Buckner totaled 2,715 hits and hit .289 for his career ad was the 1981 National League batting champion. However, Buckner is most known (unfairly) for the error he committed at first base in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series that allowed the New York Mets to tie the game and eventually win it and the series.
A limited number of tickets can be bought for $150 per seat by calling the Travs box office at 501-664-7559. No tickets will be sold at the door.
“I played my first Double-A game in Little Rock (with the Albuquerque Dodgers) so I’m looking forward to going back,” Buckner said in a release. “I liked playing in Little Rock. It has a real baseball town feel to it. I’m also excited to see Dickey-Stephens Park for the first time since I played at Ray Winder Field back in 1969.”
Buckner recently retired from baseball after spending two seasons as a hitting coach for the Boise Hawks, a short-season minor league club in the Cubs farm system.
“We’re honored to have Bill Buckner join us for this All-Star celebration,” said Travelers general manager Paul Allen in a release. “Our fans, the all-star players and Texas League executives are in for a real treat with Mr. Buckner’s experience in the game and reputation as a great speaker. This gala is going to be a memorable event.”

Bill Buckner

Bill Buckner