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Bill Buckner Obituary

Bill Buckner (MLB Photos/Getty)
Bill Buckner (MLB Photos/Getty)
Bill Buckner had an outstanding 22 season MLB career that was overshadowed by an infamous error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Buckner was the first baseman for the Red Sox in game 6, who held a 3-2 series lead against the favored New York Mets. The Mets tied the game in the bottom of the tenth when Mookie Wilson came up to bat with two outs. Wilson hit a slow grounder towards Buckner who misjudged the ball which went through his legs, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run. The Mets than won the World Series in game 7, extending at that time the Red Sox long run with no World Series title.

Buckner was a great contact hitter who never struck out 3 times in a game, an MLB record. He had a lifetime batting average of almost .300 with over 2,700 hits and 1,208 RBIs. He played for the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox, Angels, and Royals.

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Published online on May 27, 2019 courtesy of Tributes.com
Bill Buckner had an outstanding 22 season MLB career that was overshadowed by an infamous error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here . Read Obituary

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