The “Buckner Ball” 23 Years Later: Where Is It Now?

Posted: 26th October 2009 by Jesus Melendez in MLB
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Postseason baseball is shaped by the iconography that is baseball itself. In the last 25 years, some of baseballÆs most memorable moments played out on what proved to be the biggest stage.

From dramatic home runs (who can forget Kirk Gibson in 1988 or Joe Carter five years later?) to the straight-up weird (we were treated to two in 2003àSteve Bartman in Chicago and the Pedro Martinez throw-down of Don Zimmer), baseball fans have pretty much seen it all.

On Oct. 25, 1986, the world bore witness to a routine ground ball that changed the course of the World Series for one team, prolonged a curse for another and overshadowed what was a pretty good career for Bill Buckner.

Much like the Bartman incident or Gibson hobbling around the bases, that ball going u ...

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