Found October 25, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
PLAYERS: Bill Buckner
The ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series is being auctioned off on eBay today with a starting bid of One. Million. Dollars. The auction will end tonight at 11:37 pm, which is the exact moment the ball went through Buckner’s legs 25 years earlier. To bid on the legendary ball, , go here on eBay. According to the listing, “A portion of any proceeds from this sale will go to The Baseball Assistance Team (an organization dedicated to helping former baseball players in need of financial assistance).”

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Michael Baron: Tonight, 25 years ago, was my mother’s birthday; and so my father took her out to dinner and sent me with my cousins to Shea Stadium for Game Six of the 1986 World Series. At the time, my family owned box seats in Loge 472A, the first box in fair territory in the left field corner. From our seats, it was difficult to see Mookie’s ground ball roll through Bill...


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