October 25 - "It gets through Buckner"

Yes on this day, 24 years ago, Bill Buckner made one of the most famous errors in MLB history. Bucker's Boston Red Sox lost game 6 of the World Series to the New York Mets when Bucker, who was playing 1st base, let a routine ground ball go through his legs. The error led to the winning Mets run to cross the plate, and extended the series to a 7th game, where the Red Sox would lose the World Series. This play has gone down in infamy as one of the most costly errors in the history of professional baseball.

In 2004, when the Red Sox won their first championship in 1918, many people believe the burden of the ground ball was lifted off Buckner's shoulders, as the city of Boston had finally won their first world series in 86 years.

In 1992, Charlie Sheen purchased "The Buckner Ball" for $93,000 at an auction. American song writer, Seth Swirsky now owns the ball.


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