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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Buckner Ball


The Buckner Ball

This image on the right is the baseball that went through Bill Buckner's legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, allowing the New York Mets to go on to win the championship.

With the Mets one strike away from defeat, Gary Carter and Kevin Mitchell singled. Then, Ray Knight singled to make the score 5-4. Next, came the Mets' speedy centerfielder, Mookie Wilson. Down to his last strike, he fouled off pitch after pitch. Then, Bob Stanley threw a wild pitch and Wilson hit a bounding ball up the first line, but, as first baseman Buckner waited for the ball to come up, it stayed down, skipping under his legs. Ray Knight scored, the Mets had the game and, soon after, the series.

When the ball skipped under Buckner's glove and went into right field, it was picked up by umpire Ed Montague. Later on, to help identify the ball, he put a small "X" on it. He then gave the ball to Arthur Richman.

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