Bill Buckner play recreated on Nintendo's RBI Baseball
Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most infamous plays in baseball history. A fact that Bill Buckner would just assume not be the case. Called brilliantly by Vin Scully, Buckner's error in game 6 of the 1986 World Series allowed Ray Knight to score the winning run and force a game 7.
The Mets would go on to win the World Series, and Buckner's error was the source of nearly 20 years of hiding. Unable to show his face in Boston until the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, Buckner has finally been "forgiven" by the Red Sox faithful. I put faithful in quotes, because it's my contention that there was nothing to be forgiven for. If anybody was to forgive anybody, it was Buckner forgiving Red Sox fans for treating him so cruelly over the years.
The link below will take you to a trio of videos that showcase the play. The most entertaining to me is the recreation of the inning via Nintendo's RBI Baseball. I can't imagine how long this took to recreate...and I'm more disappointed that I haven't seen this video until now - it's well done.