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  Bill Buckner -- Remembered for play in World Series
Bill Buckner's career has alway been marked by one play in the history of the World Series.
Buckner made it to the Dodgers in 1969 at the age of 19 and was hitless in his one at-bat.
Buckner returned to Boston in 1990 and was greeted by a standing ovation in his first home game.
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 SITT - Bill Buckner
Buckner was booed unmercifully in Boston up until July of 1987, when he was released.
Until THE error, Buckner was better remembered for the speed of his early career, his batting championship with the Cubs in 1980 (.324) and his consecutive 100-RBI years with Boston.
In 1975 Bill injured his ankle while sliding and was never again a major threat on the basepaths.
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 Bill Buckner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Buckner played his first major league Game in 1969 with the Los Angeles Dodgers (at the age of 19) and his last Game in 1990 (at the age of 40) with the Boston Red Sox.
For his entire career, Buckner was known as one of the more consistent contact hitters in the major leagues: in 2,517 games, Buckner accumulated 2,715 hits and only 453 strikeouts.
After Buckner retired from professional baseball he moved his family to Boise, Idaho, where he invested in real estate: one of the housing subdivisions which he developed is named Fenway Park.
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 Bill Buckner - RBIdb
Bill Buckner is the #2 hitter and starting first-baseman for Boston on the NES version of RBI.
Buckner is typically subbed, though a good portion of people give him one AB first.
Buckner became the scapegoat, when it was simply the Boston relievers who couldn't hold on to a two run lead, giving up three straight singles and throwing a wild pitch that allowed a score.
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 Bill Buckner | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Buckner was one of many talented players in the Dodger organization in the late 1960s, joining Bill Russell, Ron Cey, Willie Crawford, Don Sutton, Von Joshua, Charlie Hough, Bobby Valentine, Joe Ferguson, Tom Paciorek and Doyle Alexander, in an amazing crop of young ballplayers who emerged from LA's farm system in that era.
Buckner was an outfielder, but the Dodgers tried him at first base as well, working to fit him into their crowded lineup.
Buckner's name became synonimous with the team's failure, and due in part to that, and the fact that he was deteriorating as an everyday player, he was released by the Sox on July 23, 1987, to make room for prospect Sam Horn.
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 Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments brought to you by The Sporting News
Buckner, the first baseman, was waiting to field the ball.
Buckner later played with the Royals before winding back up in Boston for the 1990 season -- his last as a major leaguer.
Buckner collected 2,715 hits, batted.289 and won a National League batting championship over a 22-year career that most players would die for.
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 Salon.com News | Learning from Bill Buckner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Buckner was so blasé about it that he claimed he wasn't certain if it was the first time he'd been back.
Buckner could have made excuses -- he shouldn't even have been out there hobbling around the infield on his bad ankles, the inning should have been long over, they should've already been celebrating the championship -- but it was still Buckner's error, and he lived up to it.
If Bill Buckner has a poker face, Pete Rose's is a perpetual Munchian scream of woeful denial, and Ann Coulter's is that of a swaggering pirate, complete with eyepatch.
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 Bill Buckner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Joseph "Bill" Buckner (born December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox who, despite an impressive 20-year career, is mostly remembered for the ground ball that rolled between his legs in Game Six of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets.
Coincidentally, Buckner was wearing a Chicago Cubs batting glove underneath his fielding glove when he made the error on the crucial play.
Buckner's error capped off a very poor overall Game 6 performance for the first baseman, as he also went 0-for-5 with runners on in all five at-bats in that game, being the only player to do so until the Yankees' Hideki Matsui in the 2005 ALDS.
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 Have You Heard The New Bill Buckner Joke?
Buckner revisiting the scene of the crime resembled a settled enough middle management type who tempers himself by leaving the wheeling and dealing at the office and braving the long drive home for nights and weekends on the rugged ranch.
Buckner's flaw as a fielder actually wasn't his hands so much as it was his badly limited range, after all those years of leg injuries.
Buckner had had trouble with his legs for several seasons prior to 1986, but near the end of the 1986 regular season he injured an Achilles tendon.
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 Quentin Tarentino to Direct “Kill Bill Buckner” :: SportsGoons.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The first two movies tell the story of The Bride (played by Uma Thurman), who is a pregnant assassin who shot by her boss on her wedding day, leaving her and the wedding guests lying for dead.
In the sequel “Kill Bill Buckner,” The Bride, who’s also a die-hard Red Sox fan, swears revenge on yet another Bill—Bill Buckner—whose error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series cost the Red Sox the championship.
To get to Bill Buckner, The Bride must wipe out all his former Red Sox teammates, who blame the first baseman for the Game 6 loss, but come to his defense because they realize they all had a hand in losing Games 3, 4 and 7.
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 Bill Buckner: 'I try to look at it in a positive way' - RedsZone.com - Cincinnati Reds Fans' Home for Baseball ...
Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson have formed a friendship and appear at card shows together to sign pictures of the moment that links them forever.
Bill spends most of his days helping Bobby's high school baseball team in Idaho, and he tutors his son on the trials and tribulations of life.
Buckner said that while he goes to New York a few times a year for autograph shows, he still doesn't want to make a signing appearance in Boston.
www.redszone.com /forums/showthread.php?p=1175308   (3034 words)

 Major League Baseball : News
Bill Buckner always knew there was only one sure way for him to rewrite his legacy.
It had gotten between Buckner's battered and bowed legs, a simple grounder hit to first by Mookie Wilson with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
The impression, which subsequently turned into a condemnation, was that McNamara wanted Buckner to share in the post-victory group hug on the field, as reward for his perseverance.
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 Bill Buckner Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Bill Buckner was born on Wednesday, December 14, 1949, in Vallejo, California.
Buckner was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 21, 1969, with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bill Buckner baseball stats page.
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 Bill Buckner - BR Bullpen
He broke into the majors at the age of 19, at a time when the Dodgers had a large crop of great young ballplayers (on that same 1969 Dodgers team were Bobby Valentine, age 19, Steve Garvey, age 20, Bill Russell, age 20, Willie Crawford, age 22, Don Sutton, age 24, and others).
The Cubs went on to win the division in 1984, but Buckner was traded early in the season to Boston.
Despite being one of the better hitters of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Bill Buckner will be forever remembered for famously letting Mookie Wilson's groundball trickle through his legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
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 OBC HOM: Bill Buckner
Bill Buckner will forever be remembered for the Mookie Wilson ground ball that went through his legs in the sixth game of the 1986 World Series and cost Boston the championship, but he should be remembered as an outstanding hitter and fielder who overcame serious injuries.
Shifting to first base, Buckner hit.300 with Chicago (1977-84), won the 1980 batting title and twice led the league in doubles (1981 and '83).
August 7th, 1984: Bill Buckner and Tony Armas each hit grand slams off Tigers ace Jack Morris to spark the Red Sox to a 12-7 victory in the first game of a doubleheader split.
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 Torii Hunter, Meet Bill Buckner
Buckner was put in as a defensive replacement in 1986, but he was injured.
Buckner was never a great defensive player, and after 1980 he was below average.
Comment from mrnaturl1 - 10/5/06 6:12 PM Comparing the two plays (Torii Hunter, Meet Bill Buckner) to each other is the monumental mistake of your life.
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 Bill Buckner Sports Astrology - Magi Astrology - the Magi Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
It was supposed to be a sure out; instead Bill Buckner's error allowed the Mets to be Cinderellas, and made him the biggest goat in baseball history.
Bill Buckner did not have any Golden Transits during the 1986 World Series.
This is the game that gave birth to the legend of Mets' "Magic" and gave credence to the Red Sox's "curse of the Babe." And Buckner was the most reviled player on the Red Sox team because he let a routine ground ball pass between his legs and let the winning run score.
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 BILL BUCKNER: Setting It Straight - bcsportbikes.com
Buckner did not blow the series because it had already been blown.
For Buckner, the costly error became a defining moment and ultimately overshadowed the rest of his career.
Bill Buckner was left in, knowingly as a liability, because the manager thought he was owed the chance due to being a veteran nearing the end of his spotty career......Buckner was known to have things like this happen and yes, he lost the series with that play.
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 Bill Buckner
Bill Buckner was born December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California.
Bill was an outstanding left-handed contact hitter and a reliable fielder who overcame serious injuries in his career to play almost 20 seasons in the majors.
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 Bill Buckner - Red Sox Legends - GoSoxGo.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Bill Buckner played for the Red Sox from May, 1984 to the early portion of the 1987 season, when he was released by the team.
A proven leader on and off of the field, he came to the team from the Chicago Cubs, in a deal that sent future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley to the Windy City.
A lifetime.289 hitter, Buckner was a "spray hitter", lining singles and doubles in a timely manner, helping Boston make the post season in 1986, their first visit there since 1975.
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 ►► Bill Buckner Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
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 Sox's first baseman Bill Buckner's legs allowing the winning run in.
Buckner's 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..
Bill Buckner has hand signed this 16x20 photograph of him hitting during Gm.
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 The Bull Pen - Revisionist Baseball History: Bill Buckner 1986
I'm not saying that Buckner is blameless, but he is nowhere near as blameworthy as the first three guys on the list.
Billy was in the wrong place at the wrong time and for a class guy like him to have to live with that one non-play hanging over his head forever is certainly tragic.
Yes, Buckner's non-play was the one with the most symbolic weight, thus the subsequent scapegoating.
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 Bill Buckner / Mookie Wilson Dual-Signed MLB Baseball - Wal-Mart
It's the bottom of the 10th inning in Game Six 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's first baseman Bill Buckner's legs, allowing the winning run to score.
This official NL baseball is hand-signed by both Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner.
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 Bill Buckner in Atlanta Clay Arts Show at MudFire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Bill Buckner is a studio potter living and working in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bill's work is primarily concerned with highfire stoneware and porcelains and would be characterized as functional.
More recently, a soda kiln was constructed in 2000 to explore a love for salt and soda fired ware first begun in college in the mid 1970's.
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 Bill Buckner Books on Amazon.com
Bill Buckner made his Major League debut on 09-21-1969 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present all the Bill Buckner books currently listed on Amazon.com - the leading providing of online Bill Buckner books.
Did you know that Baseball Almanac is attempting to catalog every ballplayer who has appeared on a Baseball Digest Cover since the magazine was first published in August 1942 when major league games were confined to the eastern and midwestern regions of the country?
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