Twenty-six years later and 8,000 miles away, Bill Buckner's infamous error in game 6 of the 1986 World series lives on. While Buckner might have made peace with most of the Red Sox Nation, these Kenyan kids still find it funny.
In a video posted on YouTube, a group of Kenyan schoolchildren are seen reenacting the unforgettable 10th-inning rally that ended with one of the most famous plays in World Series history— leading to a 6-5 win for the Mets before they went on to win Game 7 and the World Championship. It even has the Vin Scully's play-by-play call.
Using a tennis racket and ball in an open field, the kids filmed their recreation of Mookie Wilson's two-out at-bat against Bob Stanley— starting with his wild pitch allowing Kevin Mitchell to score and tie the game at 5-5 while Ray Knight moved to second.
A youngster portraying Mookie then hits a roller to first base where "Buckner" lets the ball go through his legs and the winning run scores. The rest is baseball history.
It's one of the most infamous plays in sports history. It's so well known, in fact, that it has made its way to Kenya. Bill Buckner's error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series has been replayed, re-enacted and remembered in many, many ways since it occurred, but few are as unique as this one. A group of Kenyan students have re-enacted the play -- as well as Bob Stanley...
Man, I’d hate to see how they reenact things with kids in Uganda. (via The Other Paper)
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I watch way too many videos on YouTube and a vast majority of it is garbage.But this clip...this clip is magical.Apparently some Kenyan students were interested in making a movie about a famous American sporting event. And after watching both real live clips, the students voted Bill Buckner's 1986 World Series Game Six error over the "Music City Miracle." According...
When people hear Game 6, they know exactly which one. Okay, for those who aren’t sure, we are talking about Game 6 of of the 1986 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, ya know, Bill Buckner? Now that we are on the same page, get ready to enjoy the [...]
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