Bill Buckner

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14, 1949
Vallejo, CA
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14, 1949 (age 69)
Vallejo, CA


Former MLB first baseman best known for a fielding error during the 1986 World Series, where his Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Mets.

Before Fame

He was drafted into the MLB on the same day as his friend Bobby Valentine.


He was the 1980 National League batting champion and retired with 2,715 career hits.

Family Life

He had two brothers who played in the minor leagues, and had three kids with his wife Jody Buckner.

Associated With

Mookie Wilson hit the infamous, seemingly routine ground ball that somehow happened to slip under Buckner's glove in game 6 of the 1986 World Series.