Originally written on The Hardball Times  |  Last updated 10/25/11
Twenty-five years ago today, one of the most famous—or infamous, depending on your perspective—games in baseball history took place: Game Six of the 1986 World Series. Boston had won three of the first five games and a win here will clinch it. Famously, they didn’t. Moments like this are so famous there doesn’t seem much point in recapping it. Long story short, the Red Sox enter the bottom of the 10th up 5-3, got the first two batters out, and then completely imploded. They allowed three straight singles, a game-tying wild pitch, and then finally the ball that rolled through Bill Buckner’s leg for the walk-off Mets win. It didn’t end the World Series—that happened the next night when the Mets won Game Seven, but it’s the cumulating moment one of the best postseasons ever. Both LCS was a classic. In the NLCS, the Mets and Astros fought through six incredibly wonderful, tension-filled games. In the ALCS, the Red Sox rallied from a three-games-to-one deficit to beat the Angels....
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