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  1986 World Series - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the "Curse of the Bambino" to mass public awareness.
Throughout the series, NBC announcers Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola made repeated references to the fact that Bill Buckner's legs were not 100% healthy.
NBC was broadcasting Game 6 of the 1986 World Series on the evening of October 25; the game entered extra innings, causing that night's broadcast of SNL to be first delayed and then cancelled.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1986_World_Series   (3080 words)

 1986 World Series
The Shea Stadium fans, frenetic but orderly for a change, were on their feet crying for the final blow, and the mounted police were preparing a charge from the bullpen to barricade the field.
Boston's Marty Barrett, who had tied a Series record in the second inning when he got his 13th hit, was standing at the plate in swirling mists, a ghost of Series past for all those Red Sox fans who have dutifully borne more than their share of suffering.
There went a season of hope, an incredible escape from defeat in the playoffs and a World Series of such promise (two straight wins at the start) and maybe the last chance for New England fans to believe that it's possible for their team not to bomb in the big ones.
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 1986 World Series by Baseball Almanac (via CobWeb/3.1 pl2.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although the "Beantown Bombers" had appeared in nine previous World Series contests (winning five), their last championship title had come an agonizing sixty-eight years prior (in 1918) when Babe Ruth pitched the Sox to two victories over the Chicago Cubs.
The New York Mets were making their third World Series appearance (winning last in 1969) and totaled one-hundred eight regular season wins while finishing a whopping 21½ games ahead of their nearest competition.
However his teammates were unable to finish the job, leaving fourteen men on base and committing one of the most devastating errors in World Series history.
www.baseball-almanac.com.cob-web.org:8888 /ws/yr1986ws.shtml   (1339 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - New York Mets: 1986 World Series
But as it stands, they weren't, and their run of success in the mid '80s that culminated with their World Series championship in 1986 is remembered more by the team that lost the series than the winning team.
While the Red Sox Series win in 2004 does take the sting out of most of the pain of the last eight decades, never let it be said we don't care for all people.
Mookie Wilson, Len Dykstra, Hernandez and Mitchell are among those who reflect on various moments of the 1986 series, capped off with the ring ceremony and banner unfurling at the opening of the 1987 season.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/mets1986worldseries.php   (1081 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
With Hurst seeking his third victory of the Series (besides winning Game 5, he was a 1-0 victor in Game 1), the Red Sox clipped Ron Darling for three second-inning runs in the climactic game when Dwight Evans and Rich Gedman belted back-to-back homers and Boggs delivered an RBI single.
The failure of Clemens and Gooden to excel in the Series drew considerable attention.
And then there was the fact that the Mets became only the second team in World Series history to lose the first two games at home and rally for the championship.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1986.html   (1280 words)

 Bill Bucker 1986 World Series Error
At that position, he played 1,555 regular season games and made only 128 errors in 13,901 chances, but he will always be remembered for one error he made in the World Series.
Although many factors can be cited as to why the Red Sox lost the 1986 World Series, Buckner's error remains the popular focus of the blame.
Buckner has denied any lingering bitterness over the 1986 Series fiasco, pointing out that he was a key member of the team that year.
www.icecoldest.com /content/billbuckner.htm   (682 words)

 1986 WS - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The most notable play of the series being a groundball by Mookie Wilson that went thru the legs of Bill Buckner in the 10th inning of game 6 which allowed the Mets to tie the series 3-3.
After such an exciting NLCS, the World Series was not expected to be as exciting.
The Boston Red Sox, in the Series for the first time since 1975, had gone without a championship since 1918.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/1986_World_Series   (543 words)

 ESPN Classic - Battle Lines: '86 World Series - Mets vs. Red Sox
ESPN Classic presents Battle Lines, a series of one-hour journeys, hosted by Rich Eisen, that chronicle the greatest sports events in history.
They have not won a World Series since trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees after the 1919 season, but it appears the curse is about to end tonight.
Boston is one out away from winning its first Series since 1918, holding a two-run lead with two outs and nobody on base in the 10th inning in Game 6.
espn.go.com /classic/s/battle_lines_mets/sox.html   (389 words)

 Amazon.com: The New York Mets 1986 World Series Collector's Edition: DVD: Mookie Wilson,Bill Buckner,Jesse Orosco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
October of 1986--for New York Mets fans, it was an unprecedented, unparalleled rollercoaster of emotions stretching from the gripping National League Championship Series to the unfathomable World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
All the twists, turns, failings and redemptions of the 1986 World Series are preserved forever with this remarkable, one-of-a-kind DVD collection.
From the marathon 16-inning, pennant-clinching victory in Houston to the gutsy World Series games victories in Fenway Park, right through to the miraculous Game 6...and to the team s last valiant, fantastic comeback in Game 7--all the plays, the dramatic moments, and joy of the Mets remarkable 1986 Fall Classic are here.
www.amazon.com /York-Mets-1986-World-Collectors/dp/B000CRR39W   (1557 words)

 CNN/SI - 1998 MLB Postseason - 1986 World Series
It was Henderson after all, who got the Red Sox into the Series in the first place, rescuing them with a saving homer in the fifth game of the league playoffs, when they were all but dead, and then winning it for them with a sacrifice fly in the 11th.
Their first World Series championship since 1918 was there for the taking.
And so there he was, on the mound in the World Series only one out away from the anticipated cheers.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/features/1998/wsarchive/1986.html   (4604 words)

 Amazon.com: 1986 WORLD SERIES VIDEO - NEW YORK METS VS BOSTON RED SOX: DVD: BOSTON RED SOX NEW YORK METS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
From the perspective of the history of baseball in the 20th century the storyline in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was that the Boston Red Sox were a strike away from winning their first World Championship since 1918.
However, in terms of the 1986 baseball season the story was that the New York Mets, having won 108 games during the regular season, was strike away from blowing the series having been big favorites.
The drama and excitement of the series was lost due to continuous 3rd party narration instead of the live "play by play" coverage.
www.amazon.com /1986-WORLD-VIDEO-YORK-BOSTON/dp/B00008J7OT   (1393 words)

 1986 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ray Knight's World Series heroics were his last accomplishments as a Met.
Mets manager Davey Johnson played against the Mets in the 1969 World Series with the Baltimore Orioles, and, ironically, he flew out to end the series and complete the Mets' remarkable upset.
Darrell Johnson, who led the Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1975, was a scout for the Mets in 1986.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1986_World_Series   (4307 words)

 Bill Buckner Autographed 1986 World Series Game Six 8x10 Photograph - Steiner Sports
Its bottom of the 10th in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, and the New York Mets are just one strike away from once again losing their championship dreams.
But this was the World Series where the pressure of the moment or the Curse of the Bambino caused the slow grounder to trickle through Boston Red Soxs first baseman Bill Buckners legs allowing the winning run in.
Buckners error, one of the most lasting and memorable moments in baseball history, forced the series to a seventh game where the New York Mets finally laid claim to their second World Series championship since 1969.
www.steinersports.com /ssm/control/product/~pid=BUCKPHS008003   (233 words)

 TIME: The World Series: America's Greatest Championship Event
MARK LENNIHAN/AP A familiar World Series scene: the rush to the mound to celebrate victory.
World Series moments are not just part of baseball history; they are part of American history.
By Game 7 of the Angels' classic series against the Giants, normally laid-back Californians were no less frenzied than the normally laid-back people in Arizona were the year before.
www.time.com /time/2003/worldseries/story.html   (1611 words)

 San Diego Serenade: 1986 World Series Game 6 Re-Enacted in RBI Baseball
Game Six is one of the most surreal, unbelievable displays of sports in history, and hopefully now that the Sox have emerged victorious in the World Series, it can be seen more as an utterly stupifying comeback, and less of a devastating choke job.
The 1986 WS are particularly enjoyable for me because I have Keith Hernandez's autobiography 'If At First' in which he details that game, how he was feeling, how shocked he was, etc, etc...so seeing it re-played (in RBI baseball, bringing back childhood memories nonetheless) was awesome.
I was 12 years old on that night in 1986, and sitting in the right field stands.
www.sandiegoserenade.com /2006/04/1986_world_series_game_6_reena.html   (4911 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History
The Mets entered the World Series as big favorites, having won 108 games during the regular season.
Undaunted, the Mets got on the board with a 7-1 decision in Game 3, thanks to four runs in the first inning and seven strong frames from starter Bob Ojeda (who had pitched for Boston in 1985).
So with the Series shifting back to Shea Stadium, the Red Sox needed just one victory to end their 68-year championship drought.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1986   (539 words)

 Trip Report - Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
On October 25th, 1986, I, Bill Lehecka, along with my father, attended Game 6 of the 1986 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets.
Now let me give you some background on this game: The Mets were down 3 games to 2 and if they lost, they would lose the World Series.
Series win, had this as a commemorative logo.
www.oldmatador.com /oldsite/game6.html   (1050 words)

 Mookie Wilson -- Played for Mets in 1986 World Series
He won over even more fans with an improbable play in the 1986 World Series.
The Red Sox were one out away from winning Game Six of the World Series against the Mets.
In his career, Wilson had 19 hits in 29 at-bats in the post season, including 4 RBI and 6 stolen bases.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/w/wilson_mookie.html   (229 words)

 1986 World Series of Poker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1986 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.
World Poker Tour (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5) --- European Poker Tour (1 - 2) --- Late Night Poker (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6)
World Heads-Up --- National Heads-Up --- Ultimate Poker Challenge (1 - 2 - 3) --- VC Cup --- Grand Prix
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1986_World_Series_of_Poker   (241 words)

 Delgado thriving in first postseason - USATODAY.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The nine RBI in the NLCS tie a Mets postseason record for a series, set by Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter in the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
His five RBI on Sunday also tie a club postseason record for one game, set by Edgardo Alfonzo in the 1999 Division Series vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks and Rusty Staub in Game 4 of the 1973 World Series vs. the Oakland Athletics.
Delgado and Carlos Beltran each tied the Mets' record for home runs in a postseason series with three, held by three others.
www.usatoday.com.cob-web.org:8888 /sports/baseball/playoffs/2006-10-16-mets-delgado_x.htm   (606 words)

 1986 World Series Game 6 Box Score
The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 25, 1986 at Shea Stadium.
Bill doesn’t want ANYONE to feel sorry for him because what happened, was baseball.
Everybody forgets that it still wasn’t the series.
www.baseball-almanac.com /box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=198610250NYN   (357 words)

 YouTube - 1986 Mets World Series in RBI
YouTube - 1986 Mets World Series in RBI
Like the title says...1986 Mets World Se Like the title says...1986 Mets World Series done in Nintendo's RBI Baseball.
Recreation of 1986 World Series Game Six Bottom of 10th.
youtube.com /watch?v=5UDoSc-fRpg   (189 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / NESN / World Series Winter
Red Sox fans have seen all the highlights, but now they can see all the games as NESN re-broadcasts a total of 25 World Series and postseason games in prime time on 25 different nights this January and February.
Included in NESN’s Red Sox World Series Winter presentations will be each game of the 1975 World Series, 1986 World Series, 2004 American League Championship Series and 2004 World Series.
NESN’s Tom Caron will host Red Sox World Series Winter, providing background information and interesting anecdotes looking back at these history making post-season appearances.
www.boston.com /sports/nesn/programming/schedules/world_series_winter   (138 words)

 TIME: World Series Memorable Moments - Bill Buckner's Error
In reality, it was merely a fielding error in a game already tied after Boston relievers couldn't hold a two-run, two-out lead in the 10th inning of what should have been the game that gave the Red Sox a World Series win.
But considering the cursed history of the Red Sox — no World Series championship since 1918; Game 7 losses in 1946, '67 and '75 — there are many who remember the play as if the World Series trophy itself rolled through first baseman Bill Buckner's legs.
The Red Sox have not returned to the World Series since.
www.time.com /time/2003/worldseries/moments/4.html   (215 words)

 1986 World Series - NYM vs. BOS - Baseball-Reference.com
1986 World Series - NYM vs. BOS - Baseball-Reference.com
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1986 World Series (4-3): New York Mets (108-54) over Boston Red Sox (95-66)
www.baseball-reference.com /postseason/1986_WS.shtml   (1392 words)

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