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BILL BUCKNER RUMORS & GOSSIP

10 Years Ago Today… For The First Time In 86 Years

10 years ago today the Boston Red Sox reversed the curse of the Bambino that lasted for 86 years. 10 years ago today, Bill Buckner was finally forgiven and Red Sox nation celebrated a World Series Championship. 10 years ago today, I witnessed the greatest moment in Boston sports history.
Via The Awesome Boston
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

October 25, 1986: Little Roller Up Along First…

Every generation has its defining moment. People who grew up in the 1960s know exactly where they were when President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. In the 1980s, every American knows where they were when the Space Shuttle exploded. It’s no different for Mets fans. People who grew up rooting for the Mets remember every detail of the 1969 Miracle Mets’...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Says He Was Drinking Beer During Famous Bill Buckner Play

As the saying goes, “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings.” During the 1986 World Series, pitcher Dwight Gooden and many of his Mets teammates thought they heard that fat lady. Boy, were they wrong. In a new show airing tonight at 8:30 pm EST on Fox Sports, Doc admits that he and some of his Mets teammates thought that game six of the 86 World Series was over with two outs...
Via New York Sports-Kings
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston.com 404 Page Features Infamous Bill Buckner Error

The web developer or editor responsible for this (horribly) genius 404 error page is most certainly a New York Mets fan. There is no excuse for any self-respecting Boston Red Sox fan to ever find humor in the biggest error in Boston sports history, even if it does make the perfect 404 page. Grady Little would have been a better choice. At least in that scenario, the error of leaving...
Via The Awesome Boston
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports: Cubs and Phillies Get 50 Hits

On May 17, 1979, the Philadelphia Phillies took a 23-22 victory over the Chicago Cubs as the teams combined for 50 hits and 11 home runs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. In the top of the first, Mike Schmidt, Bob Boone and Randy Lerch each hit a home run. The Cubs answered back in the bottom of the inning when Bill Buckner drove Ivan de Jesus in with a single to right field...
Via Grandstand University
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello is a Huge Bill Buckner Fan

On Tuesday evening, the Twins’ Chris Colabello managed one of the better Bill Buckner imitations in recent memory, allowing the Indians to extend their lead as a result. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 06, 2014  |  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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