Bill Buckner Mookie Wilson Split Autographed Mets & Sox Jersey COA
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The Boston Red Sox scored twice in the top of the tenth inning to go up 5-3 in a series they led three games to two. With runners on first and third and Mookie Wilson stepping up to the plate, Bob Stanley replaced Schiraldi on the mound. During his ten-pitch at-bat, Wilson avoided being hit by a wild pitch that scored Kevin Mitchell from third and tied the score. Two pitches later, he hit a slow roller to Bill Buckner at first base. Aware of Wilson's speed, Buckner tried to rush the play. As a result, the ball rolled beside his glove, through his legs, and into right field, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run from second base. The play is often known as the "Buckner play" and is blamed on the first baseman, but Wilson's smart at bat and speed also affected the course of events. The Mets went on to win the 1986 World Series.