On this day in 1986 you made the most famous error in baseball history. Although many 1st baseman prior to you have seen ground balls accidentally roll through their legs, none was on a bigger stage than your error in game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
Errors occur all of the time in baseball. But, in the bottom of the 10th inning with runners in scoring position and the game tied the impact of this accident was magnified. Mookie Wilson’s ground ball would have been handled by Buckner with ease the next 100 times without question, but with the pressure on, it was Buckner that failed and Wilson that prevailed.
I remember watching this game as an 11-year old. I was pulling for the Red Sox and wanted to see Wade Boggs win his first ever World Series title. What I ended up seeing was baseball history of another kind that has no equal within the last 30 years.
This error made Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson one of the most famous pairings in baseball history!!