I’m sure it comes as little surprise that I am a fan of Star Trek. Although my favorite series of the bunch is “The Next Generation,” one of my favorite moments comes from the “Deep Space Nine” series. Commander Sisko, the first-in-command at the space station Deep Space Nine, was a big baseball fan despite the fact that the sport had largely disappeared between the mid-21st and 24th centuries. In one episode, Sisko leads a band of ragtag Starfleet officers in a baseball game (on the Holodeck, naturally) against a team of hard, logical Vulcans, and they somehow will themselves to a (moral and not entirely by the rules of baseball) victory. In other episodes, legends of the game are mentioned: Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, and Buck Bokai.
Here’s a brief summary of what is commonly known of Buck Bokai’s career.
– Made his pro debut in 2019 with the Crenshaw Monarchs of the Planetary Baseball League.
– Traded to the Gotham City Bats in 2020 in a 12 player deal.
– Plays for Tanis (an Earth city, apparently) in 2022.
– Plays for Seibu in 2023 and 2024.
– In 2025, Bokai joins the team he remains with for the final 17 seasons of his career, the London Kings.
– Breaks Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak record in 2026.
– Loses World Series to the New York Yankees in 2032 .
– Hits game-winning home run in final World Series in 2042.
– Played second and third base and switch-hit, and was a prolific power hitter in his early career, hitting 20 home runs from the right side alone in each of his first three seasons.
Bokai must’ve been a first ballot Hall of Famer, but I think it’s possible that such BBWAE (Baseball Writers Association of Earth) curmudgeons as Dave Cameron and Carson Cistulli may have left him off of their ballots in their jaded old age.
Information from Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki
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