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QUIZ: Name the full roster of the 1986 Boston Red Sox

In 1986, the Boston Red Sox nearly broke the 'Curse of the Bambino' with a World Series win, but lost 4-3 to the New York Mets in heart-breaking fashion. This was somewhat attributed to a ground ball trickling through a certain first baseman's legs, but Boston had many opportunities to win the series in Game 6. Can you name every member on the roster for this team? Clue: Position
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QUIZ: Name every player on the 1984 Chicago Cubs roster

1984 was a notable season for the Chicago Cubs as it was the first in nearly 40 years that featured a post-season appearance. The lineup included the Cy Young Award winner and the MVP of the National League and Cubs Manager Jim Frey was received the Manager of the Year award. There was also an incredibly favorable midseason trade made by the Cubs. Unfortunately, the 96-65 Cubs lost...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner: Game 5 Of 1986 ALCS ‘Most Exciting Game’ Of My Career

BOSTON — Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner has a lot of memories from the 1986 season, and several of them don’t have anything to do with the World Series or his error in Game 6. The seven-game American League Championship Series versus the California Angels is one example. “Most of (the memories) are good, obviously one of them wasn’t,” Buckner said Wednesday...
Via NESN.com
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Bill Buckner Turns 66 Years Old Today

Bill BucknerBill Buckner deserves a lot better. As he turns 66 years old today, he should be able to calmly reflect on a tremendous, 22-year MLB career. Playing for the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Royals and Angels, 'Billy Buck' compiled a .289 batting average and drove in over 1,200 runs. He also won a National League batting title in 1980 (.324), and led the Senior Circuit in doubles...
Via FenwayNation
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner, Chris Webber Among Athletes Haunted By Memorable Chokes (Videos)

Remember the last time the New York Mets won a World Series? Well, Boston Red Sox fans and Bill Buckner sure do. Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series is a memorable sports moment, but it is also one that has haunted Red Sox fans and Buckner ever since. That was far from the only performance that has haunted an athlete forever, though. From Wilt Chamberlain to Greg...
Via NESN.com
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Today Ranked Michigan’s Botched Punt As The Worst Play In Sports History

There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in...
Via College Spun
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The difference between being bad and not winning

In a parallel universe, the Chicago Cubs aspire to become the Boston Red Sox, from enticing their former General Manager in Theo Epstein, to remodeling a relic of a ball yard the Red Sox Way. The similarities between the two storied franchises are striking. Both teams went decades between championships, with the Cubs currently at 106 years without a World Series title. Both teams...
Via The Sports Post
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Monday’s home opener match Bill Buckner’s return?

Bill Foley (@foles74) Contributing Writer During the pregame ceremony of the 2008 Red Sox home opener, Bill Buckner emerged from under the giant American flag hanging over the Green Monster. Then slowly made his way to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Dwight Evans.  (Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images) The 2007 Red Sox received their World...
Via RedSoxLife
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Buckner Bows Out As Cub Minors Hitting Coach

Bill Buckner And FN's Editor-In-ChiefFormer Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner has stepped down as a minor league hitting coach in the Chicago Cubs system. Said Buckner, "Just too much time away. My wife has put up with it for 30-something years." Buckner—a career .289 hitter over 22 seasons—had two stints with Boston. In his five total seasons in Carmine Hose, he hit .279 with...
Via FenwayNation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner Retires From Coaching To Spend More Time With Family

Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is officially hanging up the cleats. According to Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman, Buckner is stepping down as the Boise Hawks hitting coach.  Buckner spent two seasons with the Single-A club, working with some of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects, but he has decided to step away from the game and spend more time with his family,...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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