On Oct. 25, 1986, the Red Sox, ahead 3-2 in games, had a 5-3 lead over the Mets with two outs in the 10th inning and no-one on. Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez was already in the clubhouse, drowning his sorrows in a beer. The Shea Stadium scoreboard prematurely flashed its congratulations to the "World Champion Boston Red Sox." Then Gary Carter singled. Kevin Mitchell singled. Ray Knight singled to score Carter and make it 5-4. Stanley relieved Calvin Schiraldi and threw a wild pitch to score Mitchell. Then Mookie Wilson dribbled one toward Buckner. It went between his legs and the winning run scored. New York went on to win Game 7. As for Buckner, he is still dogged by taunts from fans.
"I'm standing and I can't fall down"
"Putt-Putt wants to hire you for their 9th hole"
If you ever come across Buckner, cheer him up by reminding him of the following:
- Rich Gedman failed to move for a catchable wild pitch that allowed the tying run to score.
- It was Stanley who threw the wild pitch and wouldn't have gotten to first base in time anyway if Buckner had fielded the ball cleanly.
- Schiraldi failed to hold the lead in Game 6 twice and then gave up the winning run in Game 7.
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