Ten Interesting Facts About Jay Buhner

You probably know Jay Buhner from his 14-year career with the Seattle Mariners, but there is more to Jay than trucks and baseball. To get to know him better, we asked Bone for some interesting facts.

Here are ten interesting facts about Jay Buhner!


10. Loves His Family

Jay lives in Texas, where he spends time with his family. A family guy through and through!

9. Fan of Classic Movies

His favorites are Westerns and James Bond. His favorites are Thunderball (1965 James Bond movie) and Rio Bravo (1959 Western starring John Wayne).

8. Had His High School Number Retired


Jay’s number 13 jersey was retired at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas.

7. Had His Junior College Number Retired

Jay also had his number 18 retired at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. Fun fact, he won the JUCO National Championship in 1983.

6. Loves Texas


Even though Jay was born in Kentucky, he was raised in Texas. No doubt, this is where Jay’s love of lifted trucks came from. Everything is bigger in Texas!

5. Proud to Fly the Flag

Jay is a proud American! He’s proud to honor the men and women who serve our great country.

4. Fishing and Hunting


When he’s not spending time with his family, you can probably find Jay out fly fishing or hunting. Jay loves to go duck and dove hunting.

3. Bleeds Mariner Blue

Jay played 1,440 games with the M’s, good for fifth in franchise history! Jay was elected to the Mariners Hall of Fame in 2004.

2. Loves Dogs


Has a dog named Lou Lou, after former Mariner manager Lou Piniella.

1. Loves Trucks, Trucks and More Trucks!

Jay is more than just a spokesperson for Northwest Motorsport; he perfectly reflects our love of lifted and diesel trucks! Want to see some of Jay’s favorite vehicles on our lots? Check out Jay’s Garage, which is a curated list of awesome rigs picked out by Bone himself!