Bill Buckner

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Let's Cut Bill Buckner Some Slack

Mike Downey says athlete was 'great' on and off the field

(Newser) - It was "a routine ground ball … the kind he might ordinarily have gloved blindfolded." Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner instead watched horrified as the ball rolled through his legs, allowing the New York Mets to snag what would've been the Red Sox's first...

Bill Buckner, Star Hitter Remembered for Error, Dies

First basemen shouldered blame for 1986 World Series loss

(Newser) - Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for one of the most infamous plays in baseball history, has died. He was 69. Buckner's family said in a statement that he died Monday after a long battle with dementia, the AP reports. "Bill fought with courage and grit...

Forgiveness for Buckner, Boston

1986 scapegoat emotional in home opener ceremony

(Newser) - The much-scapegoated Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Boston's home opener today in an emotional celebration of the team's 2007 championship, reports the Boston Globe. Buckner, his successor Kevin Youkilis, and plenty of others became teary-eyed during what was ostensibly a rite of...

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