Bill Buckner steps down as coach

Updated: March 4, 2014, 9:47 AM ET
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Former major league star Bill Buckner is stepping down as a minor league hitting coach in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Buckner, 64, who spent the past two seasons with the Boise Hawks of the short-season Class A Northwest League, told reporters he is looking to spend more time with his family.

"Just too much time away," he told the Idaho Statesman. "My wife has put up with it for 30-something years."

Buckner won the 1980 National League batting title and appeared in the ...

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