Kenyan Schoolchildren Reenact Game 6 Of The 1986 World Series

This has been going around for a week (we saw it when Keith Law tweeted it this morning) and it is picture perfect. From "Mookie Wilson" waving Kevin Mitchell to the plate, to "Bill Robinson" jumping up and down as the ball rolls through Buckner's legs, to "Ray Knight"'s hands on the back of his head as he scores… » 6/12/12 1:10pm 6/12/12 1:10pm

Someone Just Paid $418K For The Bill Buckner World Series Ball

The Buckner ball has a weird and winding history since it changed the baseball world on October 25, 1986. Until today, it had been in the possession of songwriter Seth Swirsky for the past 12 years, but its initial history is a little more interesting: » 5/04/12 4:50pm 5/04/12 4:50pm

If You Have A Hard-On For Baseball-As-Talisman, The Bill Buckner Ball…

As if I needed to tell you, today is the 25th anniversary of Darryl Strawberry's second inning, one-out walk against Roger Clemens in game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Oh, you didn't realize that? Maybe you're not that big of a baseball fan after all. » 10/25/11 5:20pm 10/25/11 5:20pm

Self-Hating Red Sox Fans Can Now Buy The Buckner Ball For $1 Million

The ball that went through Bill Buckner's legs in 1986 (and possibly the same one that Bob Stanley threw past Rich Gedman?) will go on eBay this month with a starting price of $1 million. It was formerly owned by Charlie Sheen, so hopefully there is $1 million worth of drugs inside of it. [AP] » 10/04/11 5:20pm 10/04/11 5:20pm

Buckner's Awkward Re-Return To Fenway


Today the Boston Red Sox opened up Fenway Park to begin an afternoon of self-congratulatory ring ceremonies and opening day festivities. Who would throw out the first pitch, though, was, kept secret until a couple hours before game time when the rumors started to appear online that it would be ... Bill Buckner. It's… » 4/08/08 4:30pm 4/08/08 4:30pm

Tell Them Billy Buck Is Here

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Bill Buckner's infamous error in the 1986 World Series. We've always imagined him as a tragic figure, forever haunted by that moment, perhaps wandering the Pacific Northwest in a faded Red Sox jacket looking for a handout, like Sylvester Stallone in the opening scenes of the… » 10/30/06 11:10am 10/30/06 11:10am